(India late 18th century – late 19th century)
- Other titles:
- A Hindu cultivator, A farmer and his wife
- Not on display
- Further information
For further details on this genre of painting refer to Mildred Archer, "Company Paintings" (1992), pg.43-66. With the continued decline of India's ruling classes and a shift in the patronage of art, artists of the Mughal/Muslim courts migrated to the new centres of art patronised by the British. Thus the Persian inscription suggests the work of a Muslim artist. Stylistically these paintings conform to the Thanjavur style of Company school painting. (Refer to Chaitanya, 1994, "A History of Indian Painting: the Modern Period", pg.103).
From a series of paintings of castes and their occupations.
Asian Art Dept., AGNSW, 11 November 1997.
- Place of origin
- Cultural origin
- Company school; probably by a Muslim artist working in Thanjavur.
- circa 1800
- Painting, Watercolour
- opaque watercolour with gold on paper
- 22.5 x 18.0 cm image; 28.0 x 23.0 cm sheet
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Gift of Mr George Sandwith 1957
- Accession number