Album of Drawings of Punjab - ROM2017_15706_1

ROM2017_15706_1

Album of Drawings of Punjab

Maker: Unknown artist
Medium:leather-binding over cardboard containing water colour and pencil on paper
Geography: Lahore, Pakistan
Date: c. 1870
Period: Modern Period
Dimensions:
21.6 x 28 cm
Object number: 2006.71.1.1
Credit Line: This purchase was made possible by the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Strategic Acquisitions Fund
On view
Gallery Location:Sir Christopher Ondaatje South Asian Gallery
DescriptionThis album contains sixty watercolour drawings of life in the Punjab painted in the Company School style. Punjab and Sikh rulers are shown in pairs and are seated on European style chairs opposite each other. Also included are ten views of significant buildings and monuments in Lahore, Agra and Amritsar including the Golden Temple as well as forty views of various occupations with inscriptions in English. An inscription at the front indicates it was purchased by a Dr. Lawrie in Lahore around 1870 and likely taken abroad as a souvenir.
Collection:
South Asia
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