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Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Murshidabad (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1760 - ca. 1763 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

  • Museum number:

    D.1209-1903

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Himmat 'Ali Khan, the main subject of this painting, was a friend of William Fullarton, a Scottish surgeon who lived in Murshidabad and later in Patna (in present-day Bihar). the painting bears an English inscription identifying the sitter and also the initials 'W.F.', suggesting that it was one of a set that belonged to Fullarton himself.

Physical description

Painting, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, a nobleman seated on a terrace holding the pipe of a huqqa, attended by a servant.

Place of Origin

Murshidabad (made)

Date

ca. 1760 - ca. 1763 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

Object history note

The initals 'W.F.' on the reverse suggest that the painting was in the collection of, and probably made for, William Fullarton, the East India Company surgeon who lived in Murshidabad and later Patna, and who was a friend of Himmat Ali Khan.

Descriptive line

Painting, nobleman with huqqa, by Dip Chand, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Murshidabad, ca. 1760-1763

Materials

Opaque watercolour; Paper; Paint; Gold

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Noble; Huqqa; Terrace; Servants

Categories

Paintings; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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