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Painting

ca. 1850 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The pictures made by Indian artists for the British in India are called Company paintings. The artist Shiva Dayal Lal, who worked in Patna, created this one around 1850. He relied to a great extent on patronage from the local gentry, especially Rai Sultan Bahadur, for whom he made bird and flower paintings. His cousin, Shiva Lal, also ran an artist's shop in Patna, but his work tends to be less brightly coloured and precise in style.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Painted in opaque watercolour on paper
Brief Description
Painting, women selling produce, opaque watercolour on paper, Patna, ca. 1850
Physical Description
A brightly coloured watercolour of four women selling food-grains, vegetables and fruit, in baskets, with purple and gold-flecked fawn borders, with white and red rules.
Dimensions
  • Length: 26cm
  • Width: 39.5cm
Style
Credit line
P. C. Manuk and Miss G. M. Coles Bequest through Art Fund
Summary
The pictures made by Indian artists for the British in India are called Company paintings. The artist Shiva Dayal Lal, who worked in Patna, created this one around 1850. He relied to a great extent on patronage from the local gentry, especially Rai Sultan Bahadur, for whom he made bird and flower paintings. His cousin, Shiva Lal, also ran an artist's shop in Patna, but his work tends to be less brightly coloured and precise in style.
Bibliographic Reference
Archer, Mildred. Company Paintings Indian Paintings of the British period Victoria and Albert Museum Indian Series London: Victoria and Albert Museum, Maplin Publishing, 1992, 90/91 p. ISBN 0944142303
Collection
Accession Number
IS.66-1949

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record createdOctober 4, 2002
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