Chand Bibi, with two court ladies

Painting
ca. 1800 (painted), ca. 1800 (made)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The pictures made by Indian artists for the British in India are called Company paintings. This one, painted around 1800, shows Chand Bibi, who died in 1599. She was the wife of Ali Adil Shah I of Bijapur. Chand Bibi is always depicted hawking and riding on a white horse.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Opaque watercolour on paper
Brief Description
Painting; gouache, Chand Bibi, with two court ladies hunting antelopes with cheetahs Tanjore, ca. 1800
Physical Description
Chand Bibi, wife of Ali Adil Shah I of Bijapur, with two court ladies hunting antelope with cheetahs. On the skyline a procession with elephants, horses and ladies. One of ten paintings depicting festivals.
Dimensions
  • Height: 43cm
  • Width: 59cm
  • Length: 43cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
'Daughter of Man Casts Head King setout pleasurly with all women.'
Subjects depicted
Summary
The pictures made by Indian artists for the British in India are called Company paintings. This one, painted around 1800, shows Chand Bibi, who died in 1599. She was the wife of Ali Adil Shah I of Bijapur. Chand Bibi is always depicted hawking and riding on a white horse.
Bibliographic References
  • Archer, Mildred. Company Paintings Indian Paintings of the British period Victoria and Albert Museum Indian Series London: Victoria and Albert Museum, Maplin Publishing, 1992, 54 p. ISBN 0944142303
  • Archer, Mildred. 'Company Paintings: Indian Paintings of the British Period' V&A, 1992, p. 54
Collection
Accession Number
AL.8800

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record createdDecember 15, 1999
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