(India late 18th century–late 19th century)
A Hindu of the Carnatic
- Place of origin
Thanjavur (Tanjore) →
Tamil Nadu →
- Cultural origin
- Company school; probably by a Muslim artist working in Thanjavur (see note).
- circa 1800
- Media categories
- Materials used
- opaque watercolour with gold on paper
22.0 x 17.5cm image; 28.0 x 23.0cm 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)
Louise Mitchell, Stepping out: three centuries of shoes 2009, Sydney, 2009, 21 (colour illus.).
- Exhibition history (1)
- 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
- 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
- Royal Empire Society, London
- Simon Ray, Indian and Islamic Works of Art, London
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art, United States of America
- Georges Melbourne Pty Ltd, Melbourne