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A Family of Tartars
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Item Details
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Culture
India, Punjab, probably Lahore, Company School, 19th century
Title
A Family of Tartars
Work Type
Painting
Date
c. 1885
Material
ink, watercolor and gold on paper
Measurements
Overall: 25.3 x 33.8 cm (9 15/16 x 13 5/16 in.)
Description
This painting depicts men of Turkic descent migrating into India from western Asia. No longer with the ambition to conquer, like the Turko-Mongol rulers Timur (d. 1405) and Babur (c. 1530), the first Mughal emperor, these migrants are seeking new lands in which to settle as immigrants. The highly detailed subjects are placed against a plain background, as if the figures were designed for objective study and categorization. Indian artists made works such as this for the British in India, who were interested in collecting accurate visual records of flora, fauna, and ethnic groups who inhabited the land they colonized in 1858.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: Indian Art
Department: Indian and South East Asian Art
Provenance: Sam Fogg, London, November 2000; John and Maxeen Flower; Cleveland Museum of Art
Gift of Maxeen and John Flower in honor of Dr. Stanislaw Czuma
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
2011.137_full.tif
SSID
24627437

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