Man playing nose flute, 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 baunsree. ; a bamboo flute as often played on through the nose as through the mouth
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, 421.227
The latter part of the lettering is ink manuscript
Bears number : section 11th. No. 35
Wellcome Library no. 30959i