One of Forty-two drawings of occupations and conveyances thumbnail 1
Not currently on display at the V&A

One of Forty-two drawings of occupations and conveyances

Painting
ca. 1815 - ca. 1820 (painted)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The pictures made by Indian artists for the British in India are called Company paintings. This one comes from a set of 42 that illustrate conveyances and occupations. It shows a man block-printing on cloth.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Watercolour on paper
Brief Description
Painting of a man block-printing cloth, one of forty-two drawings of occupations and conveyances, Varanasi, ca. 1815-20

Physical Description
A man block-printing on cloth.
Dimensions
  • Height: 22.5cm
  • Width: 18.5cm
Style
Subjects depicted
Summary
The pictures made by Indian artists for the British in India are called Company paintings. This one comes from a set of 42 that illustrate conveyances and occupations. It shows a man block-printing on cloth.
Bibliographic References
  • Archer, Mildred. Company Paintings Indian Paintings of the British Period Victoria and Albert Museum Indian Art Series, London, Victoria and albert Museum, Maplin Publishing, 1992, 106 p. ISBN 0944142303
  • The Indian Heritage. Court life and Arts under Mughal Rule London: The Victoria and Albert Museum, 1982 Number: ISBN 0 906969 26 3Topsfield, Andrew; cat. no. 114, p. 55
Collection
Accession Number
AL.8042:13

About this object record

Explore the Collections contains over a million catalogue records, and over half a million images. It is a working database that includes information compiled over the life of the museum. Some of our records may contain offensive and discriminatory language, or reflect outdated ideas, practice and analysis. We are committed to addressing these issues, and to review and update our records accordingly.

You can write to us to suggest improvements to the record.

Suggest Feedback

record createdDecember 15, 1999
Record URL