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Key-plate to "The Nautch"

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  • Title (object)

    • Key-plate to "The Nautch"
  • Description

    Outline sketches of persons represented in depiction of entertainment given in 1841 by Rajah Chundoo Lal for Gen. James Stuart Fraser, British Resident at Hyderabad. 1844 Engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1844
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 621 millimetres
    • Width: 548 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title, dedication and key to the figures.
  • Curator's comments

    Key to engraving by F.C.Lewis and C.G.Lewis, after F.C.Lewis Jun. Impression in the BL (India Office) P2356.

  • Location

    History 1841 Portfolio

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  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

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