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Ram Sunaee Singh

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    As2006,Prt.273

  • Title (object)

    • Ram Sunaee Singh
  • Description

    Portrait of Ram Sunaee Singh in two poses, with a moustache and sideburns, wearing a turban and robe, whilst holding a sword and a wooden barrel with animal figure head. May 1840.
    Lithograph

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • May 1840
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 26.9 centimetres (print)
    • Width: 18.8 centimetres (print)
    • Height: 42.8 centimetres (folio)
    • Width: 36 centimetres (folio)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        front of print
      • Inscription Content

        1
        C.G.
        Calcutta
        May 1840
        Ram Sunaee Singh.
        Naik 3rd Comp, H.C.47th Regiment N.I.
        A Beseun, Rajpoot. In the native costumes of his profession.
        No.8
      • Inscription Comment

        Printed and handwritten in pencil
  • Curator's comments

    Folio Collection: This print was collected by J. B. Davis and mounted in a folio.

    Associated documents: A front cover of a published sketches by W. Thackery & Co. A letter from W Thackery and a letter from J.B. Davis discussing that Mr Grant used lithography as his printing technique. In addition is a printed leaflet listing the lithographic series by Mr C. Grant, titled: "Rough Sketches of Oriental Heads" (photocopy available in PicDoc 274).

    Publisher: It is believed that two publishing companies were assigned rights to publish Mr Colesworthey Grant’s lithographs at different periods of time. W.Thackery & Co is believed to have had the first contract to publish Grant’s lithographs in Calcutta, whilst T. Ostell & Co is believed to have re-published and sold the prints to subscribers with handwritten signatures of the people in the portraits at the request of Grant.

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  • Condition

    Image unstuck from on mounth at three corners. Foxing. Three pin holes on left of print.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1850-1899

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    As2006,Prt.273

  • Additional IDs

    • 1 (Series number)
    • No.8 (Series number)
Portrait of Ram Sunaee Singh in two poses, with a moustache and sideburns, wearing a turban and robe, whilst holding a sword and a wooden barrel with animal figure head. May 1840.
Lithograph

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