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Album - Indian Scenery

Indian Scenery

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Chittagong (made)

  • Date:

    1821-2 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    James, George (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Paper, paint, ink, leather

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

This album originally contained thirty-three small watercolours, but three of them (18, 22 and 25) are missing. The leaves of the album were numbered in the top right-hand corner by George himself. All other inscriptions in ink, under each picture, are also by George. The album, bound in red leather, is titled Indian Scenery.

Place of Origin

Chittagong (made)


1821-2 (made)


James, George (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Paper, paint, ink, leather

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

p. 24, pls. 11, 12, 13.
Rohatgi P. and Parlett G., assisted by Imray S. and Godrej P. Indian Life and Landscape by Western Artists: Paintings and Drawings from the Victoria and Albert Museum, 17th to the early 20th century. Published by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai, in association with V&A, London, 2008. ISBN 81-901020-9-5.

Production Note

Album compiled by George mostly while he was stationed at Chittagong in 1821-22 (although the dates on some pictures are unclear).


Paper; Paint; Leather; Ink




South & South East Asia Collection

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