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Painting - The Hunter, Tinnen or Kannappa.

The Hunter, Tinnen or Kannappa.

  • 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

The Hunter, Tinnen or Kannappa in the act of digging out his second eye. From the top of the lingam issues the arm of Shiva.

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

'20. Paramaswere in order to know the heart of his disciple Cunnapon appeared one day that one of his eyes were sore to which he was very sorry and took out one of his own eyes placed in its stead the second day the other, the god then lay hold of his hand and favoured him very much.'
Inscription; decoration; English; Roman; Beneath illustration


Height: 22 cm, width: 18 cm

Object history note

Purchased from Mr A. Churchill, 1923.

Descriptive line

Painting; gouache on watermarked paper, The Hunter, Tinnen or Kannappa, 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

Barnard, Nick: Arts of Asia, vol. 45, no. 5, September - October 2015, "The Parasol Foundation Trust Programme: digitising and cataloguing the V&A's South Asian collection.", p. 99. no. 3.


Gouache; Paper




Paintings; Hinduism; Indian Company Paintings


South & South East Asia Collection

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