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Mughal Miniature Painting Rare Handmade Timur Equestrian Book Leaf Tamerlane Art
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An ayah in a blue choli carrying a china ewer and basin (Watercolour) | V&A Search the Collections
Painting; Watercolour, An ayah in a blue choli carrying a china ewer and basin, Trichinopoly, ca. 1860 - ca. 1870. Museum Number 4660:2/(IS).
About 200 years ago in the early 1800's, there was an Anglo-Indian man, an adventurer, James Skinner, who commissioned portraits of people doing various jobs, fulfilling various roles, in India. When I lived in India from 1975 to 1985, many of these jobs continued, just as they had done for centuries and I feel, looking at these images, as if they are paintings of people I saw with my own eyes, doing the same things. Anyone who has traveled to India, and it's probably the same to this very…