Stamping Coinage in the Mint, Calcutta by Arthur William Devis

One of a series entitled 'Arts and Manufactures of Bengal' which shows native craftsmen punching and assaying the silver rupees that were standard coinage, under the watchful eye of the superintendent, the standing figure in white.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
44 x 60 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,000 ( Total: £12,000)
Acquired in:
1980
Vendor:
Eyre & Hobhouse

Provenance

Acquired from the artist by John Biddulph of Ledbury 1802-1810; thence by descent; Sotheby's 1979.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

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