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Painting - Virabhadra, the son of Shiva.

Virabhadra, the son of Shiva.

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Tiruchchirappalli (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1820 - ca. 1825 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gouache on watermarked paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Virabhadra, the son of Shiva, who slew his father-in-law. He is represented facing to the front, walking to the left, scarlet-skinned, four-armed, holding a sword, jewelled club, bow and shield. He wears a yellow jacket and green skirt-cloth and flames rise from his conical crown.

Place of Origin

Tiruchchirappalli (probably, made)


ca. 1820 - ca. 1825 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Gouache on watermarked paper

Marks and inscriptions

Inscription; decoration; Telugu; Telugu; Beneath illustration

'7. Veerabudrasawmy the son of Paramaswera'
Inscription; decoration; English; Roman


Height: 22 cm, width: 18 cm

Object history note

Purchased from Mr A. Churchill, 1923.

Descriptive line

Painting; gouache on watermarked paper, Virabhadra, the son of Shiva, Trichinopoly, ca. 1825

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 26 p. ISBN 0944142303


Gouache; Paper



Subjects depicted



Hinduism; Paintings; Indian Company Paintings


South & South East Asia Collection

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