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Ameer Khan Lohani Cheiftain [sic]

1836 (painted)
Place of origin

Watercolour drawing

Object details

Object type
TitleAmeer Khan Lohani Cheiftain [sic] (assigned by artist)
Materials and techniques
Pencil, pen and ink, and watercolour
Brief description
Watercolour, `Ameer Khan Lohani Cheiftain', 1836, by Godfrey Thomas Vigne FRGS
Physical description
Watercolour drawing
  • Height: 25.4cm
  • Width: 21.5cm
Marks and inscriptions
Inscribed with title, Kabul, date Sept. 6th. 1836 and number 11, and Afghan
Credit line
Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A
Object history
According to Rodney Searight: - `acquired from Henry D'Olier Vigne, great-nephew of the artist, May 1971, £200'. [with SD.1087- SD.1100, SD.1103 & 1104: SD.1105-1114, SD.1116-SD.1125, SD.1127-1130, SD.1132-1134, SD.1137-1138, SD.1150, SD.1153]
Historical context
Befriended Vigne on the journey from Multan to Ghazni: see Vigne, A Personal Narrative of a Visit to Ghuzni, Kabul, And Afghanistan ..., 1840, p.26 et passim. Cf. sketches in album in India Office Library and Records (WD.3110 f.39f, 40a-d).
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Record createdApril 21, 2008
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