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Painting - One of sixty-three drawings from an Album depicting Sinhalese occupations and castes.
  • One of sixty-three drawings from an Album depicting Sinhalese occupations and castes.
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One of sixty-three drawings from an Album depicting Sinhalese occupations and castes.

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Sri Lanka (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1830 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:

    D.1846-1898

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A drummer.

Place of Origin

Sri Lanka (made)

Date

ca. 1830 (painted)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'berakaraya'
Inscribed:

'A Cingalese Drummer. The Natives are extremely fond of their rude music and will sit all night chewing their Beetle [betel] and listening to the discordant sounds produced by their Drums of all sorts'
Inscribed in English:

Dimensions

Length: 20 cm, Width: 14 cm

Descriptive line

Painting; watercolour, A drummer, Sri Lanka, 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 187 p. ISBN 0944142303

Materials

Watercolour; Paper

Subjects depicted

Drummers

Categories

Indian Company Paintings

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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