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Watercolour - Figure in a striped turban and dress
  • Figure in a striped turban and dress
    Terry, Henry
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Figure in a striped turban and dress

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1879 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Terry, Henry (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour

  • Museum number:

    1123-1886

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room WS, case R, shelf 2, box R

Physical description

Portrait of a figure in a striped turban and dress. Signed and dated.

Place of Origin

Britain (possibly, made)

Date

1879 (made)

Artist/maker

Terry, Henry (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour

Dimensions

Height: 10.75 in, Width: 7.625 in

Descriptive line

Watercolour by Henry Terry depicting a figure in a striped turban and dress. British School, 1879.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

The title given in the V&A Catalogue of Watercolour Paintings is 'A half-caste, wearing a striped turban and dress'. The use of the term half-caste was widely used until the late 20th century. However, it is now regarded as offensive by many people due to its origins within the Hindu Caste System, in which being half-caste (and therefore less than whole) could mean social exclusion for the individual concerned. Alternative terms to use in its place would be mixed parentage, multi-racial, or joint heritage.

Materials

Watercolour

Techniques

Painting

Subjects depicted

Turbans

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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