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Cheif [sic]wrestler at Kabul

1835-1838 (painted)
Place of origin

Watercolour drawing

Object details

Object type
TitleCheif [sic]wrestler at Kabul (assigned by artist)
Materials and techniques
Pencil, pen and ink, and watercolour
Brief description
Watercolour, `Cheif [sic]wrestler at Kabul', 1835-1838, by Godfrey Thomas Vigne FRGS
Physical description
Watercolour drawing
  • Height: 33.8cm
  • Width: 26.1cm
Marks and inscriptions
Inscribed with title and number 19 and Kabul
Credit line
Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A
Object history
According to Rodney Searight: - `acquired from Henry D'Olier Vigne, great-nephew of the artist, May 1971, £200'. [with SD.1087- SD.1100, SD.1103 & 1104: SD.1105-8 SD.1110-SD.1125, SD.1127-1130, SD.1132-1134, SD.1137-1138, SD.1150, SD.1153]
Historical context
See Vigne, A Personal Narrative of a Visit to Ghuzni, Kabul, And Afghanistan ..., 1840.
Cf. sketches in album in India Office Library and Records (WD.3110 f.39f, 40a-d).
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Record createdApril 18, 2008
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