An English Gig

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1840
  • Geography

    Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal state, India
  • Material

    Opaque watercolor on burnished paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 25.3 x 38.2 cm (9 15/16 x 15 1/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Sheikh Muhammad Amir (19th century)
  • School/Tradition

    Company School
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company (December 4, 2019 to April 19, 2020)
    Changing Tastes: Indian Paintings of the 18th and 19th Century (December 17, 2000 to July 15, 2001)
  • Origin

    Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal state, India
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds
  • Type

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