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Painting - Three couples

Three couples

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Tanjore (painted)

  • Date:

    ca. 1830 (painted)
    ca. 1830 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour and gouache on paper

  • Museum number:

    IS.39:17-1987

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

1. Toddy-tappers; the man carrying a jar and ladder, the woman a pot.
2. A buttermilk-seller and his wife; the woman carrying a pot and measure.
3. Basket-makers; the man carrying a basket, a knife and a bundle of cane, the woman a basket.
One in a volume of thirty folios depicting castes, occupations, methods of cultivation and procession scenes.

Place of Origin

Tanjore (painted)

Date

ca. 1830 (painted)
ca. 1830 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour and gouache on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Gentoo Toddy Drawer'
Inscription; decoration; English and Telugu; Below couple 1; ink

'Palankeen Bearer. Bestavaloo'
Inscription; decoration; English and Telugu; Below couple 1; ink

'Canaris Buttermilk Sellers'
Inscription; decoration; English and Telugu; Below couple 2; ink

'Malabar Basket Makers'
Inscription; decoration; English and Telugu; Below couple 3; ink

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; gouache and watercolour, of three couples; toddy-tapper, buttermilk seller, basket-makers. 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

Social status

Categories

ELISE; Paintings; Indian Company Paintings

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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