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An ayah in a blue choli carrying a china ewer and basin

Watercolour
ca. 1860 - ca. 1870 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

An Ayah in a blue choli and white sari with stripy ends, standing on ground against a white background. She is holding a blue and white stripy ewer.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Watercolour
Brief Description
Painting; Watercolour, An ayah in a blue choli carrying a china ewer and basin, Trichinopoly, ca. 1860 - ca. 1870
Physical Description
An Ayah in a blue choli and white sari with stripy ends, standing on ground against a white background. She is holding a blue and white stripy ewer.
Dimensions
  • Height: 23cm
  • Width: 15cm
Style
Object history
Transferred from the India Museum, 1879
Historical context
From a series of 15 drawings depicting occupations created in Trichinopoly, South India. As Indian artists became acquainted with European styles of painting and technique, painting in Trichinopoly became far more realistic and began to resemble paintings made for the British. Company paintings were created by artists employed by the British East India Company to illustrate the manners and customs of India.
Production
A Trichinopoly artist
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Archer, Mildred. Company Paintings Indian Paintings of the British period Victoria and Albert Museum Indian Series London: Victoria and Albert Museum, Maplin Publishing, 1992 32 p. ISBN 0944142303
Collection
Accession Number
4660:2/(IS)

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record createdDecember 15, 1999
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