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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2000,1012,0.36

  • Description

    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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  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1977
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

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

      • Inscription Type

        signature and date
      • Inscription Script

        Roman
      • Inscription Position

        signed at bottom right
      • Inscription Content

        Gopal /77
      • Inscription Comment

        dated in Arabic numerals
  • Condition

    Good.

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    1 July 2003

    Treatment proposal

    Mount

    Condition

    Unmounted

    Treatment details

    Mount - Overthrow - R

    Inlay - Slot

    About these records 

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2000

  • Acquisition notes

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

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    2000,1012,0.36


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