Eight Men in Indian and Burmese Costume

circle of Ghulam ‘Ali Khan

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The Scottish brothers William and James Fraser were resident in India during the first half of the nineteenth century and commissioned an extensive series of paintings depicting native people. A folio in the so-called Fraser Album includes the figure of the same Burmese nobleman who is depicted at the center of this folio. Both paintings have been attributed to the Delhi school of the well-known artist Ghulam ‘Ali Khan, although this work is based on the Fraser Album page and was probably done by a different painter in the workshop. The main figure depicted may be a Burmese ambassador to Delhi, and the Delhi Fort is visible in the distant background.

Eight Men in Indian and Burmese Costume, circle of Ghulam ‘Ali Khan, Main support: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paperMargins: Gold on dyed paper

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