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A surgeon, sitting on the floor, attends to a patient's leg, as he lies on a bed. Gouache painting by an Indian artist, ca. 1825.

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[1825?]
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582031i
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Description

One work in a series showing trades and occupations of India. Another set with the same compositions was commissioned by Col. James Skinner in 1825 (British Library, MS Persian add. 27,255)

Publication/Creation

[Delhi], [1825?]

Physical description

1 painting : gouache painting, with pencil ; sheet 19.5 x 30 cm

Lettering

Jarrah - surgeon, shudar caste. Rieu p 66

Lettering note

Lettering in Arabic above the image and in English below the image.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 582031i

Exhibitions note

Exhibited in “Ayurvedic Man: Encounters with Indian medicine” at Wellcome Collection, 16 November 2017 – 8 April 2018

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  • English
  • Arabic

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