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Album page - Sports and Pastimes of Nobility

Sports and Pastimes of Nobility

  • Object:

    Album page

  • Place of origin:

    Faizabad (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1774 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Amusement with animals: snakes-charmer with goat, monkey and mongoose. Birds and animals, fighting-bulbuls, quails, adavats, rams, black-buck, cocks, elephants and camels.

Place of Origin

Faizabad (made)


ca. 1774 (made)



Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed with notes relating to the illustrations and a list of contents giving Gentil's title and a brief description for each folio. Inscribed inside front cover.


Length: 37 cm, Width: 53.5 cm

Descriptive line

Gentil; Manuscripts, Col J B J Gentil, Faizabad, ca. 1774. Page number 23 (Gentil numbered two successive pages '22'). Amusements with animals.

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 121 p. ISBN 0944142303



Subjects depicted

Elephants; Snake; Goat; Camels; Cocks; Amusement; Quails; Monkey; Fighting; Mongoose; Rams; Birds; Snake-charmer


Indian Company Paintings


South & South East Asia Collection

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