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A Hindu ascetic with an attendant holding a sunshade (left) Styles and titles in Persian of Metcalfe as Agent of the G.G.(right)

A Hindu ascetic with an attendant holding a sunshade (left)    Styles and titles in Persian of Metcalfe as Agent of the G.G.(right)

Author: Metcalfe, Sir Thomas Theophilus (1795-1853)

Medium: Ink and colours on paper

Date: 1843

Shelfmark: Add.Or.5475

Item number: ff. 12v-13

Length: 25.8

Width: 42.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Manuscript

[From 'Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi’, an album consisting of 89 folios containing approximately 130 paintings of views of the Mughal and pre-Mughal monuments of Delhi, as well as other contemporary material, with an accompanying manuscript text written by Sir Thomas Theophilus Metcalfe (1795-1853), the Governor-General’s Agent at the imperial court. Acquired with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund and of the National Art-Collections Fund.]

that Hoomaioon regained possession of his Capital, and in six months after his return he fell over a Parapet and was so injured that he died on the 4th Day, in the 49 year of his age and 26th of his Reign including the 16 years of his Banishment from his Capital.
[‘Mr. Flowery Man’, a Hindu ascetic with an attendant holding a sunshade. The earliest version of this drawing is among the paintings of the Fraser Albums (Falk and Archer 1989, no. 97), with a cover page identifying him as 'Surdhaj, a Brahmin of the Chaube caste from Gokal Brindaban.' In this later version, he has lost most of the flowers which once decorated his large turban.]
Inscribed: naqsh-i faqir…….?
[Styles and titles in Persian of Metcalfe as Agent of the G.G.]
The same as page 3 [f.6] but in a different form of toghra.

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