A soldier and his wife. Gouache drawing.

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A soldier and his wife. Gouache drawing. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark. Source: Wellcome Collection.

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1 drawing : gouache, with gold and oxidised silver


The military caste represented here is possibly the Rajputs who are found from all parts of India


A series depicting the castes of Thanjavur, South India. The caste system in India is the Hindu hereditary classes. This series represents the castes usually in a couple with the wares of their trade or at their occupations. They are gouache drawings, some with the addition of gold and oxidised silver


Wellcome Collection 28315i



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