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f.4 Hilly landscape with bullock-cart and palanquin in the foreground.

f.4   Hilly landscape with bullock-cart and palanquin in the foreground.

Artist: Johnson, John (c.1769-1846)

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1795

Shelfmark: WD1055

Item number: 1055

Length: 26.1

Width: 40.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Water-colour drawing by John Johnson of a hilly landscape with bullock-cart and palanquin in the foreground from A sketch-book of 36 drawings (36 folios) depicting scenes chiefly in W. India and Mysore. c.1795-1801.

India has the largest number of cows and buffaloes in the world. Cows are regarded as sacred by the Hindus and are a symbol of motherhood and fertility. Bullocks in particular have an important economic value as they are widely used by farmers to plough the fields.

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