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Painting - Three couples

Three couples

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Tanjore (painted)
    Thanjavur (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1830 (painted)
    ca. 1830 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour and gouache on paper

  • Museum number:

    IS.39:14-1987

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

1. A shoemaker and his wife; both holding shoes.
2. A village watchman and his wife; the man holding a bamboo staff and whip, the woman a basket and sickle
A shoemaker and his wife; the man holding a pair of boots, the woman and awl and knife.
One in a volume of thirty folios depicting castes, occupations, methods of cultivation and procession scenes.

Place of Origin

Tanjore (painted)
Thanjavur (made)

Date

ca. 1830 (painted)
ca. 1830 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour and gouache on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Gentoo Shoe Maker'
Inscription; decoration; English; Under figures 1 & 2; pencil

Inscription; decoration; Telegu; Under figures 1 & 2; ink

'Village Watchman or Taliar'
Inscription; decoration; English; Under figures 3 & 4; pencil

Inscription; decoration; Tamil; Under figures 3 & 4; ink

'Shoemaker Checkler Cast'
Inscription; decoration; English; Under figures 5 & 6; pencil

Inscription; decoration; Telegu; Under figures 5 & 6; ink

Dimensions

Height: 39.5 cm, Width: 58.5 cm

Object history note

From a volume containing thirty folios depicting castes, occupations, methods of cultivation and processions. Bought from Mr. G. Goolden who had it from his late cousin Richard Goolden. RP 87/672

Descriptive line

Painting; gouache and watercolour, 2 shoemakers & wives & watchman and wife, from a volume containing thirty folios depicting castes, occupations, methods of cultivation and procession scenes, Tanjore, ca. 1830

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Archer, Mildred. Company Paintings Indian Paintings of the British period
Victoria and Albert Museum Indian Series London: Victoria and Albert Museum, Maplin Publishing, 1992, 59 - 65 p. ISBN 0944142303

Materials

Watercolour; Gouache; Paper

Techniques

Painting

Subjects depicted

Shoes; Whips; Boots; Shoemakers; Watchmen

Categories

ELISE; Paintings; Indian Company Paintings

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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