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Musician with instrument made from pumpkin shells joined by a wire and played with a bow, Calcutta, West Bengal. Coloured etching by François Balthazar Solvyns, 1799.
- Solvyns, Balt. (Balthazar), 1760-1824.
About this work
[Calcutta] : [François Balthazar Solvyns], 
1 print : etching, with watercolour.
A pennauck ; the shell of a large pumpkin, & half the shell of a small one joined together by an iron wire
François Balthazar Solvyns, a Belgian artist, spent many years in Calcutta, producing drawings of the local people and their customs, showing different castes and street sellers. Solvyns employed local Indian artists to apply watercolour to his series "Manners, customs, and dresses of the Hindoos"
Travel in aquatint and lithography 1770-1860 from the library of J.R. Abbey, San Francisco 1991, vol. 2, 421.199
Latter part of lettering is in ink manuscript
Bears number : section 11th ; no. 8
Wellcome Library no. 31209i
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