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Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Mughal Empire (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Drawn and painted in ink, watercolour and gold on paper

  • Museum number:

    IM.88-1922

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Drawing, in ink with paint wash on paper, portrait of a sehtar player, she is depicted cross-legged facing to the right, wearing lilac trousers and a muslin headshawl edged with gold, and jewellery. Beneath the subject is the inscription 'Amul Maharai shagird Dalchand', on the back a Persian poem in black and gold, within a border of gold leaves on a yellow ground.

Place of Origin

Mughal Empire (made)

Date

ca. 1770 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Drawn and painted in ink, watercolour and gold on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Amul Maharai shagird Dalchand'
'the work of Maharai, pupil of Dalchand'
written beneath the subject

Descriptive line

Drawing, portrait of a sehtar player, drawn in ink with wash on paper, Mughal, ca. 1770

Materials

Watercolour; Gold; Paint; Paper; Ink

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Musician

Categories

Paintings; Musical instruments; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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