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Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Deccan (Maratha, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Colonel T. G. Gayer-Anderson, CMG, DSO, and his twin brother Major R. G. Gayer- Anderson, Pasha.

  • Museum number:

    IS.265-1952

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour and gold on paper, depicting a Maratha nobleman seated, smoking a huqqa. Around his neck is a necklace of beetle-wings, and lower in the scene, a sword and black shield.

Place of Origin

Deccan (Maratha, made)

Date

ca. 1770 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

Object history note

From the Gayer-Anderson Collection.

Descriptive line

Painting, Maratha noble smoking huqqa, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Deccan (Maratha), ca. 1770

Production Note

Maratha

Materials

Opaque watercolour; Paint; Paper; Gold

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Huqqa; Sword; Noble; Necklace

Categories

Paintings; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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