Rosemary Crill Biography

Floor spread of resist-dyed and mordant dyed cotton, Mughal, possibly made in Burhanpur, late 17th century-early 18th century, IM.69-1930. Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Name: Rosemary Crill

Role: Senior Curator – Indian Textiles Exhibition

Research Interests

I am interested in Indian textiles; Rajasthani painting.

Selected Research Outputs (Exhibitions)

‘The Indian Portrait, 1560-1860’ (co-curator with Kapil Jariwala), National Portrait Gallery, London, March-June 2010.
Indian Textiles, V&A Sept 2015-Jan 2016

Books and exhibition catalogues

Marwar Painting: A History of the Jodhpur Style. Mumbai, India Book House, 1999.

Indian Embroidery, London, V&A, 1999.

Trade, Temple and Court: Indian Textiles from the Tapi Collection (co-author with Ruth Barnes and Steven Cohen), Mumbai, India Book House, 2002.

Arts of Mughal India. Studies in honour of Robert Skelton (co-editor with S.Stronge and A.Topsfield). Ahmedabad, Mapin, 2004.

Textiles from India: the Global Trade (editor), Seagull Books, 2005.

The Making of the Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art at the Victoria and Albert Museum, [co-editor with Tim Stanley], London, V&A, 2006.

Chintz: Indian textiles for the West. London, V&A Publishing, 2008.

The Indian Portrait 1560-1860 (co-editor with Kapil Jariwala and co-author), National Portrait Gallery, London and Mapin Publishing, Ahmedabad, 2010.

British Asian Style: fashion & textiles/past & present (co-editor with C. Breward and P. Crang and co-author), London V&A Publishing, 2010.

Articles

‘Dress and textiles in Waterhouse’s photographs’ in:  John Falconer, ed. ‘The Waterhouse Albums. Central Indian provinces’. Ahmedabad, Mapin Publishing and New Delhi, The Alkazi Collection of Photography, 2009.

‘Aspects of South Indian Painting: three paintings in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London’ in A. Dallapiccola, ed, ‘Indian Painting: the lesser-known traditions.’
New Delhi: Niyogi Books, 2011.

‘Embroidery in Kashmir shawls’ in S.Cohen, ed., ‘Kashmir shawls: the TAPI Collection.’
Mumbai, The Shoestring Publisher, 2012.

‘Seven Yogis, a Dog and a Banyan Tree: The long journey of a Rajasthani composition’, in Mahesh Sharma and Padma Kaimal eds., ‘Themes, Histories, Interpretations. Essays in Honour of B.N.Goswamy’.  Ahmedabad, Mapin Publishing, 2013.

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