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Painting - A Sikh couple

A Sikh couple

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Tanjore (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1805 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gouache on paper

  • Museum number:

    AL.9254:25

  • 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)

Date

ca. 1805 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

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'.

Dimensions

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

Materials

Gouache; Paper

Techniques

Painted

Categories

Paintings; Indian Company Paintings

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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