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Painting - Three couples

Three couples

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Tanjore (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1830 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour and gouache on paper

  • Museum number:

    IS.39:2-1987

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

1. An unidentified couple.
2. A tailor and housewife; man holding a 'housewife' (i.e. a bundle containing tailoring tools); the woman holding thread.
3. A couple, possibly fan-makers, each holding a fan.
One of a volume of thirty folios depicting castes, occupations, methods of cultivation and procession scenes.

Place of Origin

Tanjore (made)

Date

ca. 1830 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour and gouache on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed in

Inscribed in :
1. English 'Cawet'
2. English 'Mahratah Tailor'
3. Telugu 'Moochy'

Dimensions

Height: 39.5 cm, Width: 58.5 cm

Object history note

From a volume containing thirty folios depicting castes, occupations, methods of cultivation and processions. Bought from Mr. G. Goolden who had it from his late cousin Richard Goolden. RP 87/672

Descriptive line

Painting; goucahe and watercolour, Three couples; an unidentified couple, a tailor and his wife, possibly a fan-maker couple. Tanjore, ca. 1830

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, 59 - 65 p. ISBN 0944142303

Materials

Watercolour; Gouache; Paper

Techniques

Painting

Subjects depicted

Couple; Social status

Categories

Paintings; Indian Company Paintings

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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