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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:

    Unknown

  • Museum number:

    IS.25:23-1980

  • 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)

Date

ca. 1774 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

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.

Dimensions

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

Categories

Indian Company Paintings

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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