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A Seated woman

Painting
ca. 1760 - ca. 1764 (painted)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This is one of a series of paintings of the members of the household of William Fullerton, a British surgeon who lived in Patna. The style and colouring of the painting suggests that it was done by the Murshidabad artist Dip Chand while on a visit to Patna. The woman is show sitting on a western-style chair, which she would not normally have done in everyday life.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Opaque watercolour on paper
Brief Description
Painting; opaque water colour on paper: A Seated woman, Murshidabad, ca. 1760 - ca. 1764
Physical Description
An Indian lady, wearing a long-sleeved white gown, is seated on a European-style chair outdoors. In the background green grass, parterres and a river and clouds.
Dimensions
  • Height: 245mm (maximum)
  • Width: 163mm (maximum)
  • Image within innermost painted borders height: 214mm
  • Image within innermost painted borders width: 131mm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
W.F. 1764 (inscribed on back)
Production
Probably by the artist Dip Chand
Subjects depicted
Summary
This is one of a series of paintings of the members of the household of William Fullerton, a British surgeon who lived in Patna. The style and colouring of the painting suggests that it was done by the Murshidabad artist Dip Chand while on a visit to Patna. The woman is show sitting on a western-style chair, which she would not normally have done in everyday life.
Bibliographic Reference
Archer, Mildred. Company Paintings Indian Paintings of the British period Victoria and Albert Museum Indian Series London: Victoria and Albert Museum, Maplin Publishing, 1992, 75 p. ISBN 0944142303
Collection
Accession Number
D.1194-1903

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record createdDecember 15, 1999
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