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Title

A farmer

circa 1800


Artist

Company school

India

late 18th century - late 19th century


About

For further details on this genre of painting refer to Mildred Archer, "Company Paintings" (1992), pg.43-66. With the continued decline of India's ruling classes and a shift in the patronage of art, artists of the Mughal/Muslim courts migrated to the new centres of art patronised by the British. Thus the Persian inscription suggests the work of a Muslim artist. Stylistically these paintings conform to the Thanjavur style of Company school painting. (Refer to Chaitanya, 1994, "A History of Indian Painting: the Modern Period", pg.103).

From a series of paintings of castes and their occupations.

Asian Art Dept., AGNSW, 11 November 1997.


Details


Other Titles

A Hindu cultivator

A farmer and his wife


Place where the work was made

Thanjavur (Tanjore) Tamil Nadu India


Date

circa 1800


Media categories

Painting , Watercolour


Materials used

opaque watercolour with gold on paper


Dimensions

22.5 x 18.0 cm image; 28.0 x 23.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Mr George Sandwith 1957


Location

Not on display


Accession number

9639


Artist information

Company school

Works in the collection

19


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Folk Paintings and Souvenir Pictures', Sydney, 2003, 47 (colour illus.).

Haema Sivanesan, Indian painting, 'Indian Painting', verso of poster., Sydney, 2001. cat.no. 4.2 In this publication this work is titled 'A farmer and his companion'.