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Village scene with thatched hut, villagers, bullock and river (Bengal)

Village scene with thatched hut, villagers, bullock and river (Bengal)

Artist: Blagrave, Jane (fl. 1809-1840)

Medium: Pen and ink on paper

Date: 1837

Shelfmark: WD1706

Item number: 1706

Length: 13.4

Width: 20.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pen-and-ink drawing of a village scene with a thatched hut, villagers, a bullock and river (Bengal) by Jane Blagrave (fl. 1809-1840) in 1837. Inscribed on the front of the mount in pencil is: ' J. Blagrave. Chittagong. 1837.'

Jane Blagrave was married to Charles George Blagrave (died 1836) of the East India Company's Bengal Service on 26th January 1809. This drawing is one of several that she made between 1820 and 1837 to be included in an album which originally included flower drawings signed 'JMAB'. The title page of the album was inscribed 'Mrs. C.G. Blagrave, 1837' and, opposite, 'C. Blagrave 1876'. The dealer who acquired the album was told that Jane Blagrave left India about 1840 and went to Ireland.

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