Citation
Coppersmith : from an album of Company paintings of occupations and festivals

Material Information

Title:
Coppersmith : from an album of Company paintings of occupations and festivals
Series Title:
Objects of instruction : treasures of SOAS
Added title page title:
தாமிர: ஆக்கிரமிப்புக்கள் மற்றும் பண்டிகைகள் நிறுவனத்தின் ஓவியங்கள் ஒரு ஆல்பத்தில் இருந்து
Donor:
Formerly owned by Rev. William Thompson (1811-1889). On permanent loan from the Council for World Mission Archive.
Place of Publication:
Tamil Nadu, India
Publication Date:
Materials:
Watercolour on paper ( medium )
Measurements:
H35 x W22 cm in

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
தாமிர
Coppersmiths ( lcsh )
एशिया -- भारत -- तमिलनाडु
ஆசியா -- இந்தியா -- தமிழ்நாடு
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- India -- Tamil Nadu
Coordinates:
11 x 78.33333

Notes

Abstract:
Both the style of production and the subject-matter of ‘Company’ albums were adapted to European taste and included representations of flora and fauna, local communities, monuments, festivals, deities and craft industries. Over half this set have figures thought familiar to European travellers and residents in southern India: a bird-seller, ironsmith, stonecutter, coppersmith, basket-maker or religious mendicant. These are joined by livelier scenes of marriage and funeral ceremonies, and a series of Hindu, Muslim and Catholic festivals and processions. Two scenes with known buildings in Pondicherry suggest that the original owner was French (Text by Crispin Branfoot, from the exhibition catalogue: Objects of instruction : treasures of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Anna Contadini, Editor. London : SOAS, University of London, 2007.) ( en )
General Note:
The 'Objects of instruction : the treasures of SOAS' exhibition was funded through a generous gift from the Foyle Foundation and with the support of the Arts & Humanities Research Council.
General Note:
Source: A. Contadini (ed.), Objects of instruction : treasures of the School of Oriental and African Studies. London : SOAS, University of London, 2007. Listed as item number: 53
General Note:
Folios 14 of CMWL MS 500

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS, University of London
Holding Location:
Brunei Gallery
Rights Management:
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Resource Identifier:
CMWL MS 500 ( soas manuscript number )