(India late 18th century – late 19th century)
A weaver and his wife
- Other titles:
- A Muslim weaver (note that the weaver is a Hindu as indicated by the sacred thread worn across the body)
- Place of origin
Thanjavur (Tanjore) →
Tamil Nadu →
- Cultural origin
- Company school; probably by a Muslim artist working in Thanjavur.
- circa 1800
- Media categories
- Materials used
- opaque watercolour with gold on paper
23.0 x 20.0 cm image; 28.0 x 23.0 cm sheet
- Signature & date
- Not signed. Not dated.
- Gift of Mr George Sandwith 1957
- Accession number
- Not on display
- Further information
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).
A series of paintings of castes and their occupations.
Asian Art Dept., AGNSW, 11 November 1997.
- Bibliography (1)
Haema Sivanesan, Indian painting, 'Indian Painting', verso of poster., Sydney, 2001. cat.no. 4.3
- Exhibition history (3)
A survey of Indian art (1967), Fisher Library, University of Sydney, Sydney, 06 Sep 1967–23 Sep 1967
Symbols and Ceremonies: Indonesian Textile Traditions, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Apr 2006–28 May 2006
- Blaxland Gallery, Sydney 21 May 1969–03 Jun 1969
- David Jones' Art Gallery, Sydney, Sydney 29 Jul 1974–10 Aug 1974
- Ewing and George Paton Galleries, Australia 02 Sep 1975–27 Sep 1975
- 1980 -
- Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura, Kamakura 17 May 1998–28 Jun 1998
- Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 17 Jul 1998–30 Aug 1998
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art, United States of America Jan 1999–Spring 2004
- Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 22 Aug 2007–28 Oct 2007
- Nomadic Rug Traders, Pyrmont 2011 -
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art, United States of America
- Simon Ray, Indian and Islamic Works of Art, London
- Royal Empire Society, London
- Georges Melbourne Pty Ltd, Melbourne