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Album of topographical views in India

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    India (drawn)

  • Date:

    March 1858 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Canning, Charlotte (Lady), born 1817 - died 1861 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour, pencil, pen and ink and wash

  • Credit Line:

    The Lady Bettine Abingdon Collection. Bequeathed by Mrs T. R. P. Hole.

  • Museum number:

    E.1128-1987

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 80, box D

Physical description

Watercolour drawing with pencil notes from an album of topographical views in India. The album consists of 48 pages (2 cut in half) of cream wove paper bound in boards, covered in dark green cloth, quarter leather with leather ties, and marbled end papers. The watercolours are all stuck in (apart from one loose). Most pages are inscribed with the title and date.
The album bears a label reading 'Martin. Binder. Calcutta'.

Place of Origin

India (drawn)

Date

March 1858 (made)

Artist/maker

Canning, Charlotte (Lady), born 1817 - died 1861 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour, pencil, pen and ink and wash

Dimensions

Height: 63.3 cm Size of volume, Width: 43 cm

Descriptive line

Watercolour drawing of flower necklaces given at the Rajah's visit to Mysore, from an album of topographical views in India by Lady Charlotte Canning (1817- 1861). British School, 1858.

Materials

Watercolour; Pen and ink; Pencil

Techniques

Drawing; Wash

Subjects depicted

Sketches; Necklaces; Flowers; Gifts; Commemoration

Categories

Topography; Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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