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Painting - A Brahmin story-teller and his wife

A Brahmin story-teller and his wife

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Tanjore (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1790 - ca. 1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gouache

  • Museum number:

    0928:6/(IS)

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

One of six paintings of castes and occupations, all against a plain blue background. This one of a Brahmin story-teller and his wife, the man, in a red and blue cap turned up at the back, holding a palm-leaf manuscript, his wife holding a bundle.

Place of Origin

Tanjore (made)

Date

ca. 1790 - ca. 1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Gouache

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed: A Bramin Story Teller

Dimensions

Height: 28 cm, Width: 21 cm

Object history note

Transferred from the India Museum in 1879. 1880 Register Entry: [ Room 8. On The Wall.] '0927, 0928. TWO FRAMES, glazed, each containing six coloured illustrations of costumes &c. Presented by P. F. Campbell-Johnston, Esq.' (No slip numbers given.)

Descriptive line

Painting; Gouache, A Brahmin story-teller and his wife, Tanjore, ca. 1790 - 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, 54 p. ISBN 0944142303

Materials

Gouache; Paper

Techniques

Painted

Categories

Indian Company Paintings; Paintings

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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