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Painting - Nawam Mir Qasim Ali watching dancers

Nawam Mir Qasim Ali watching dancers

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Murshidabad (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Opaque water colour on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A rectangular page in landscape format showing a pavilion in which a man (Nawab Mir Qasim Ali) sits on the left smoking a huqqa in the company of a lady. Two female attendants hold morchhals (peacock-feather fans) above him. The Nawab is watching a female dancer, who is accompanied by two more women and four male musicians. Four further women sit on a terrace. The foreground shows a stylised garden with flower beds and a fountain.

Place of Origin

Murshidabad (made)


ca. 1770 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Opaque water colour on paper


Height: 240 mm, Width: 330 mm, Height: 203 mm image within innermost painted borders maximum, Width: 290 mm image within innermost painted borders maximum

Object history note

Formerly in the collection of Peter Cochrane

Descriptive line

Nawab Mir Qasim Ali entertaining, watercolour on paper, Murshidabad, ca. 1770


Entertainment & Leisure


South & South East Asia Collection

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