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A Sikh Akalan. Watercolour drawing.

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Previous title, replaced July 2020: Page 19: two portraits of women in their regional costumes. Watercolour drawing.

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1 drawing : gouache, with indian and oxidised gold


The woman is an Akalan, or Nihangani (female Akali or Nihang) - a Sikh warrior.
Page 19 in an album of Company drawings ranging in subject-matter from social scenes, trades, religious scenes and deities, gardens, sports and portraits. All drawn in watercolour, some with pencil and oxidised gold, some similar to the Kalighat style
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Wellcome Library no. 27033i


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