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Painting - A dwarf

A dwarf

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Murshidabad (painted)

  • Date:

    ca. 1795 - ca. 1800 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    watercolour

  • Museum number:

    IS.11:4-1887

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A portrait of Ram Das, a dwarf of Maniknagar (Bengal) and his normal-sized son.

Place of Origin

Murshidabad (painted)

Date

ca. 1795 - ca. 1800 (painted)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

Ram Dass, a Hindoo of the Kayth Cast, born at the Village of Manicknagur, in the Island of Cozimbazar, says he is Aged many Years above Sixty, as he recollects to have been shewn as a Dwarf Man to the Subah of Bengal, Seraje and Dowlah, when that Prince left Moorshedabad to attach the English Factory at Calcutta. his exact height is 39 inches & 3/4. He was married at the age of 30 & has had Two children, one Son (whose portrait is sketched above) & (one?) Daughter, who is also married & has borne many children, who are of the common Size with other Natives of (Bengal).
Inscribed on front in ink

Dimensions

Height: 65 cm, Width: 44 cm

Descriptive line

Paintings; watercolour, A dwarf, Murshidabad, ca. 1795 - ca. 1800

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, 78 p. ISBN 0944142303

Materials

Watercolour

Techniques

Painted

Categories

Indian Company Paintings; Paintings

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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