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  • Place of origin:

    Kangra (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1850 - ca. 1870 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, depicting a woman standing on a rug, feeding a pet parrot; in the background are poppies; the parrot perches on one of two tall flowering shrubs. On the floor is a cage, a tray and some vessels.

Place of Origin

Kangra (made)


ca. 1850 - ca. 1870 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper


Height: 252 mm page, Width: 200 mm page, Height: 194 mm image within innermost painted borders, Width: 132 mm image within innermost painted borders

Descriptive line

Painting, pet parrot, in opaque watercolour on paper, Kangra, ca. 1850-1870

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

p. 309, cat. no. 73
Indian paintings from the Punjab Hills : a survey and history of Pahari miniature painting / by W. G. Archer ; foreword by Sherman E. Lee. London :Delhi: Sotheby Parke Bernet ;Oxford University Press, 1973 Number: 0856670022


Paint; Opaque watercolour; Paper



Subjects depicted

Woman; Shrubs; Tray; Poppies; Cage; Parrot


Paintings; Animals and Wildlife; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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