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Title

Study of a ladyfinger/okra (bhindi)

circa 1820

Artist

Company school

India

late 18th century – late 19th century

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    India
    Date
    circa 1820
    Media category
    Drawing
    Materials used
    ink on paper
    Dimensions
    41.0 x 16.0 cm sight
    Credit
    Gift of Dr Jim Masselos 2022
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    47.2022
    Artist information
    Company school

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    The so-called ‘Company School’ emerged in the latter part of the 18th century when the British overthrew both the Mughal and the Rajput rulers of India. Indian artists, who had previously painted for Mughal and Rajput patrons, instead began painting for the English residents of India, many of whom were employed with the British East India Company. Pictures painted for the British by Indian artists to suit the taste of the new clients came to be known as ‘Company Painting’. Company school artists mostly recorded the occupations and customs of local populations but were also commissioned to document architectural sites and undertake works of scientific investigation including studies of botanical specimens and local fauna.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    India

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