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Two shroffs or cash-keepers

Painting
ca. 1805 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Two shroffs or cash-keepers, one with scales; on the ground are gold and silver ornaments. 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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gouache on paper
Brief Description
Painting; gouache, Two shroffs or cash-keepers, Tanjore, ca. 1805
Physical Description
Two shroffs or cash-keepers, one with scales; on the ground are gold and silver ornaments. 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.
Dimensions
  • Length: 38cm
  • Width: 25cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
Inscribed: Shroff or Cash Keeper (The album inscribed on back in ink with identifications in Tamil and English: lettered on spine: 'Indian Original Drawings'.)
Object history
Acquired in 1884
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, 57 p. ISBN 0944142303
Collection
Accession Number
AL.9254:11

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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