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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:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Games, including chaupar, chess, cards, tric-trac, games with cowries, archery, dagger and sword play, exercises with Indian clubs, wrestling and athletics.

Place of Origin

Faizabad (made)


ca. 1774 (made)



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 22a (Gentil numbered two successive pages '22'). Games including chaupar, chess, cards and tric-trac.

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 120 p. ISBN 0944142303

Subjects depicted

Sword; Cards; Dagger; Wrestling; Chaupar; Tric-trac; Chess; Archery; Athletics


Indian Company Paintings


South & South East Asia Collection

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