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Title

A religious mendicant


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

An infidel religious mendicant

Indian couple


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

22.0 x 17.2 cm image; 28.2 x 22.8 cm sheet


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Mr George Sandwith 1957


Location

Not on display


Accession number

9645


Artist information

Company school

Works in the collection

19


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Jim Masselos, Divine and Courtly Life in Indian Painting, Sydney, 1991. cat.no. 8.1