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Painting - One of Thirty-two paintings depicting festivals, ceremonies and occupations.
  • One of Thirty-two paintings depicting festivals, ceremonies and occupations.
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One of Thirty-two paintings depicting festivals, ceremonies and occupations.

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Murshidabad (made)

  • Date:

    ca.1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gouache on mica (White painting on mica).

  • Museum number:

    IS.35:10-1961

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Dancers and musicians performing before a nobleman.

Place of Origin

Murshidabad (made)

Date

ca.1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gouache on mica (White painting on mica).

Dimensions

Length: 20 cm, Width: 18 cm

Object history note

These paintings were acquired in 1948 by W.G. Archer from the Patna painter Ishwari Prasad (1870-1950), who had inherited them from his Murshidabad ancestors; he and his Patna forebears had preserved the paintings as models for further paintings.

Descriptive line

Paintings, mica, Murshidabad, 1800-30

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 195 p. ISBN 0944142303

Materials

Gouache; Mica

Subjects depicted

Nobleman; Musicians; Ceremony; Dancers

Categories

Indian Company Paintings

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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