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painting

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1880,0.2383

  • Description

    Portrait of a woman covered with a shawl, walking with a metal pot in hand. Set against a light green background and birds in the sky in the distance. Gouache on paper. Inscribed.

  • School/style

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 18thC ((late))
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 30.1 centimetres
    • Width: 20.8 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Content

        W
      • Inscription Comment

        inscribed on verso
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Content

        T
      • Inscription Comment

        inscribed on recto (Townley?)
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Language

        Persian
  • Curator's comments

    YSharma:
    Likely to be made by an artist in the circle of painter Fateh Chand (fl. 1760s).

  • Subjects

  • Department

    Middle East

  • Registration number

    1880,0.2383

  • Additional IDs

    • Townley(?)
Painting. Portrait. Woman walking with shawl and Lotha. Gouache on paper. Inscribed.

Recto

Painting. Portrait. Woman walking with shawl and Lotha. Gouache on paper. Inscribed.

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