Mask of Vaikuntha Vishnu, late 5th century. Learn more about 5th century masks
A printing firm renowned for its religious and political chromolithographic prints in the Indian pre-independence era. It was founded by the brothers Srinathdasji and Shyamsundarlalji Brijbasi in Karachi (present-day Pakistan). In its initial years, it was a photo-framing business, before it turned to selling prints of paintings by Nathdwara artists such as Narottam Narayan, Ghasiram Hardev Sharma and Khubiram Gopilal. It popularised the distinct hybrid visual style of Nathdwara paintings, in addition to selling prints inspired by leaders of the subcontinent’s movement for independence. Following the partition of the subcontinent in 1947, the company established branches in Bombay (now Mumbai) in 1950 and Delhi in 1954.