A Dancing Girl thumbnail 1
Not currently on display at the V&A

A Dancing Girl

ca. 1860 - ca. 1870 (made)
Place of origin

A dancing girl in a pink sari, with a garland of flowers against a white background.

Object details

Object type
TitleA Dancing Girl (generic title)
Materials and techniques
Brief description
Painting; Watercolour, A Dancing Girl, Trichinopoly, ca. 1860 - ca. 1870
Physical description
A dancing girl in a pink sari, with a garland of flowers against a white background.
  • Height: 23cm
  • Width: 15cm
Object history
Transferred from the India Museum, 1879
Historical context
From a series of 15 drawings depicting occupations created in Trichinopoly, South India. As Indian artists became acquainted with European styles of painting and technique, painting in Trichinopoly became far more realistic and began to resemble paintings made for the British. Company paintings were created by artists employed by the British East India Company to illustrate the manners and customs of India.
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 33 p. ISBN 0944142303
Accession number

About this object record

Explore the Collections contains over a million catalogue records, and over half a million images. It is a working database that includes information compiled over the life of the museum. Some of our records may contain offensive and discriminatory language, or reflect outdated ideas, practice and analysis. We are committed to addressing these issues, and to review and update our records accordingly.

You can write to us to suggest improvements to the record.

Suggest feedback

Record createdJune 25, 2009
Record URL
Download as: JSONIIIF Manifest