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India : a gathering of Hindu ascetics (sadhus) at a religious festival: in the background, the Union flag flies over a British military fortification. Watercolour, ca. 1880 (?).

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[1880? (?)]

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Credit: India : a gathering of Hindu ascetics (sadhus) at a religious festival: in the background, the Union flag flies over a British military fortification. Watercolour, ca. 1880 (?). Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)


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The sadhus are depicted in a relaxed mood, some sitting or reclining, some leaning against a low wall; background left are two elephants; background centre, some men are sitting on a dais, one fanning a sadhu seated under a canopy; background right, a troop of red-uniformed soldiers are marching downhill, led by two officers on horseback

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Fakirs at the f(?)air

Publication/Creation

[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1880? (?)]

Physical description

1 painting : watercolour ; sheet 26.4 x 41.7 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 567001i

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  • English

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