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  • Place of origin:

    Deccan (made)

  • Date:

    early 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Accepted by HM Government in lieu of inheritance tax and allocated to the V&A, 1964

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, a girl sits on a chair playing the vina with her companion providing an accompaniment on the tambura.

Place of Origin

Deccan (made)


early 18th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Object history note

This album of 104 folios known as the Clive Album was formerly the property of the Earl of Powis, Powis Castle. (RP 1959/1747)

Descriptive line

Painting, Large Clive Album, musicians playing vina and tambura, opaque watercolour on paper, Deccan, early 18th century

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

Jaffer, A. Furniture from British India and Ceylon: a catalogue of the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Peabody Essex Museum. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 2001. ISBN 1 85177 318 5. p.116, fig.45.


Watercolour on paper; Opaque watercolour; Paper; Paint



Subjects depicted

Vina; Women; Music; Tambura; Musicians


Paintings; Music; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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