One of sixty-three paintings depicting occupations, festivals and ships.

ca.1830 (made)
Not currently on display at the V&A

Place Of Origin

A girl looking out from a palanquin carried by two men.

object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gouache on mica (Black line drawing).
Brief Description
Painting; gouache on mica, A girl looking out from a palanquin carried by two men, Murshidabad, ca.1830.
Physical Description
A girl looking out from a palanquin carried by two men.
  • Length: 13.5cm
  • Width: 21cm
Object history
These paintings were acquired by W.G. Archer in Patna in 1948 from Ishwari Prasad, the Patna painter, who attributed them to his Murshidabad ancestors and had retained them as models for further paintings.
Subjects depicted
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 198 p. ISBN 0944142303
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record createdJune 25, 2009
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