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Rampersaud Doobe. Kunougeah Brahmin.

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  • Title (object)

    • Rampersaud Doobe. Kunougeah Brahmin.
  • Description

    Portrait of Rampersaud Doobe with a moustache, wearing a turban, a long sleeved top, a knife tucked into a cloth belt, and two necklaces around his neck. 1839-1846.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1839-1846
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 25.9 centimetres (print)
    • Width: 18.9 centimetres (print)
    • Height: 42.8 centimetres (folio)
    • Width: 36 centimetres (folio)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

        front of print
      • Inscription Content

        Rampersaud Doobe. Kunougeah Brahmin.
        Native of Saree. Oude.
        Head Jemmadar. Calcutta Mint.
      • Inscription Comment

        Printed and hanwritten 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), in which this print is listed.

    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.


  • Condition

    Foxing. Three pin holes on left of print.

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  • Additional IDs

    • 3 (Series number)
    • No.4 (Series number)
Portrait of Rampersaud Doobe with a moustache, wearing a turban, a long sleeved top, a knife tucked into a cloth belt, and two necklaces around his neck. 1839-1846.



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