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Painting - Yak or Thibet ox and hillman from Kunawur
  • Yak or Thibet ox and hillman from Kunawur
    Carpenter, William, born 1818 - died 1899
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Yak or Thibet ox and hillman from Kunawur

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Simla (made)

  • Date:

    11/1853 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Carpenter, William, born 1818 - died 1899 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Paint on paper

  • Museum number:

    IS.68-1882

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

William Carpenter was the eldest son of the distinguished portrait painter Margaret Sarah Carpenter and of William Hookham Carpenter, who became Keeper of the Prints and Drawings Department at the British Museum. In early 1850 he set off in the footsteps of his younger brother Percy, also an artist, and landed in Bombay. He spent much of his time painting portraits of local rulers and the surrounding countryside, often wearing Indian dress himself. He travelled widely, from Sri Lanka in the south to Kashmir in the north, and he also spent some time in the Punjab and Afghanistan before moving south to Rajasthan. He appears to have returned to England in 1856. Ten years later he was living in Boston, USA, but he later returned to London, where he died in 1899. This painting depicts a hill-man from Kunawar (modern Kinnaur, a district bordering Tibet) with his yak.

Physical description

A hill-man from Kunawar (modern Kinnaur) with a yak.

Place of Origin

Simla (made)

Date

11/1853 (made)

Artist/maker

Carpenter, William, born 1818 - died 1899 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Paint on paper

Dimensions

Height: 31.5 cm, Width: 52.5 cm

Materials

Paint; Paper

Techniques

Painting

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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