Album of Indian Portraits by Unknown Artist

74 drawings mounted in an album of European manufacture circa 1792 by an unknown Anglo-Indian who has added his comments.


Details

Medium:
Not defined
Art Fund grant:
£95 ( Total: £95)
Acquired in:
1935
Vendor:
Luzac and Co

Major Polier added it to his collection circa 1775. Includes two early portraits with the full face of the emperor Jahangir in old age. Profile of Shah Jahan in his prime, circa 1628, signed Chitaman. A drawing of a lion (main illustration). The other portraits are much later.

Provenance

Polier, Beckford, Hamilton

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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