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Title

A weaver and his wife


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).

A series of paintings of castes and their occupations.

Asian Art Dept., AGNSW, 11 November 1997.


Details


Other Title

A Muslim weaver (note that the weaver is a Hindu as indicated by the sacred thread worn across the body)


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

23.0 x 20.0 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

9646


Artist information

Company school

Works in the collection

19


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Haema Sivanesan, Indian painting, 'Indian Painting', verso of poster., Sydney, 2001. cat.no. 4.3