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Painting - A Sikh couple

A Sikh couple

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Tanjore (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1805 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gouache on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A Sikh couple. From an album of 36 paintings of trades, occupations and costume depicting a man and his wife of various castes, against background of palm trees and other trees.

Place of Origin

Tanjore (made)


ca. 1805 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Gouache on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed: Sikh, A Tribe of Mohemidian (sic).
The album inscribed on back in ink with identifications in Tamil and English: lettered on spine: 'Indian Original Drawings'.


Length: 38 cm, Width: 25 cm

Object history note

Acquired in 1884

Descriptive line

Painting; gouache, A Sikh couple, Tanjore, ca. 1805

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, 58 p. ISBN 0944142303


Gouache; Paper




Paintings; Indian Company Paintings


South & South East Asia Collection

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