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  • Place of origin:

    Mandi (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1810 - ca. 1820 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with Art Fund support

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, an old woman instructing a lady who writes a letter; three maidservants attend her.

Place of Origin

Mandi (made)


ca. 1810 - ca. 1820 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper


Height: 226 mm, Width: 171 mm, Height: 206 mm image within innermost painted borders, Width: 154 mm image within innermost painted borders

Descriptive line

Painting, woman writing a letter, style of Sajnu. opaque watercolour on paper, Mandi, ca. 1810-1820

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

p. 364, cat. no. 53.
Indian paintings from the Punjab Hills : a survey and history of Pahari miniature painting / by W. G. Archer ; foreword by Sherman E. Lee. London :Delhi: Sotheby Parke Bernet ;Oxford University Press, 1973 Number: 0856670022

Production Note

Style of Sajnu.


Opaque watercolour; Paper; Paint



Subjects depicted

Palace; Writing; Huqqa; Letter; Servants; Woman


Paintings; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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