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  • Place of origin:

    India (drawn)

  • Date:

    7/7/1817 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chinnery, George, born 1774 - died 1852 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and pen and ink drawings on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by James Orange

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 92, shelf D, box 16

Physical description

A drawing from an album containing 175 sheets of sketches made in China and India. The drawing is in pencil and depicts a scene in India. To the left are the ruins of a brickwork building outside of which is a group of people. Behind this is another building with a veranda. On the reverse there are sketches, in pen and ink, depicting a man sitting down and a man smoking a hookah.

Place of Origin

India (drawn)


7/7/1817 (drawn)


Chinnery, George, born 1774 - died 1852 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and pen and ink drawings on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'July 7. 1817'


Height: 22.5 in volume, Width: 15.375 in volume, Height: 5.25 in sheet, Width: 8.125 in sheet

Descriptive line

Drawing by George Chinnery, depicting a scene in India, from an album of 175 sheets of sketches made in India and China, pencil on paper, India, 1817

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

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1928. London: HMSO, 1929


Paper; Pencil; Ink


Drawing (image-making)

Subjects depicted

Ruins; Smoking; Hookah; Buildings


Drawings; Topography


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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