A Dancing Girl

Painting
ca. 1860 - ca. 1870 (made)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

A dancing girl in a pink sari, with a garland of flowers against a white background.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
watercolour
Brief Description
Painting; Watercolour, A Dancing Girl, Trichinopoly, ca. 1860 - ca. 1870
Physical Description
A dancing girl in a pink sari, with a garland of flowers against a white background.
Dimensions
  • Height: 23cm
  • Width: 15cm
Style
Object history
Transferred from the India Museum, 1879
Historical context
From a series of 15 drawings depicting occupations created in Trichinopoly, South India. As Indian artists became acquainted with European styles of painting and technique, painting in Trichinopoly became far more realistic and began to resemble paintings made for the British. Company paintings were created by artists employed by the British East India Company to illustrate the manners and customs of India.
Bibliographic Reference
Archer, Mildred. Company Paintings Indian Paintings of the British period Victoria and Albert Museum Indian Series London: Victoria and Albert Museum, Maplin Publishing, 1992 33 p. ISBN 0944142303
Collection
Accession Number
4660:14/(IS)

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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