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Pair of black-breasted kalij pheasants

Painting
ca. 1826 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

One of twelve folios bound into a volume with marbled covers. This one of a pair of black-breasted kalik pheasants.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Watercolour on paper
Brief description
Painting; watercolour, Pair of black-breasted kalij pheasants, Calcutta, ca. 1826
Physical description
One of twelve folios bound into a volume with marbled covers. This one of a pair of black-breasted kalik pheasants.
Dimensions
  • Height: 37cm
  • Width: 52cm
Style
Marks and inscriptions
Birds and animals of Sylhet. Drawn by a Native Artist . (Inscribed on title page)
Object history
Lord Amherst was Governor General of India 1823-8. He, his wife and daugher were all interested in natural history, and a tree, the 'Flame Amherstia', was named after them.
Production
Probably by the Calcutta artist who accompanied the British Commiossioners to Burma, 1825
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, 103 p ISBN 0944142303
Collection
Accession number
E.1340-1927

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Record createdJune 25, 2009
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