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    Ink sketch by Gopal Sanyal of a street performer sitting with his monkeys. He holds a whip and a double-ended drum, while the monkeys, on a leash, are depicted comically in the foreground. They both wear skull-caps and one wears a skirt and blouse. The male monkey wears spectacles and smokes a cigarette and sits on an hourglass-shaped stool. The performer wears a dhoti, kurta and hat (similar to a Gandhi hat). His belongings are wrapped up in a cloth by his side along with two tin utensils. The drawing is signed and dated.


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    • 1977
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 29.5 centimetres
    • Width: 22.9 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        signature and date
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      • Inscription Position

        signed at bottom right
      • Inscription Content

        Gopal /77
      • Inscription Comment

        dated in Arabic numerals
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    Treatment date

    1 July 2003

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    Treatment details

    Mount - Overthrow - R

    Inlay - Slot

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  • Acquisition notes

    Acquired by Dr Sen-Gupta some time during the 1970s.

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