Shuja-ud-Daulah

Shuja-ud-Daula with four sons,

Warren Hastings meeting the Nawab of Oudh at Lucknow in 1784

Warren Hastings meeting the Nawab of Oudh at Lucknow in 1784

India (made) Date: 1772-1776 (made) Artist/Maker: Kettle, Tilly, born 1734 - died 1786. This portrait is an example of the early introduction of western painting to Indian courts. It depicts Muhammad Ali Wallajah (r.1749-1795) who was installed as the Nawab of Arcot and the Carnatic by the British after he committed support for their campaigns in the Deccan.

Muhammad Ali Khan, Nawab of Arcot

India (made) Date: 1772-1776 (made) Artist/Maker: Kettle, Tilly, born 1734 - died 1786. This portrait is an example of the early introduction of western painting to Indian courts. It depicts Muhammad Ali Wallajah (r.1749-1795) who was installed as the Nawab of Arcot and the Carnatic by the British after he committed support for their campaigns in the Deccan.

‘Colonel Mordaunt's Cock Match’ c.1784-6, Johan Zoffany,The painting depicts a cock match between Asaf-ud-daula, Nawab Wazir of Oudh (standing in the centre) and Colonel John Mordaunt (standing on the left in white), a keen cock-fighter who had brought out from England game-cocks which he was confident would defeat native-bred birds. The outcome of the match is unknown. Cock-fighting was widely regarded as a vicious, ungentlemanly sport. Tate

Johan Zoffany Colonel Mordaunt’s Cock Match, Oil on canvas, © Tate, London

The Durbar of Ghazi Al-Din Haydar With The British Resident John Baillie Of Leys

The Durbar of Ghazi Al-Din Haydar With The British Resident John Baillie Of Leys

Lucknow, India (made) Date: ca. 1815. Watercolour on paper depicting Tilly Kettle painting a portrait of Shuja ud-Daula and his ten sons.

Tilly Kettle painting a portrait of Shuja ud-Daula and his ten sons (Painting)

Lucknow, India (made) Date: ca. 1815. Watercolour on paper depicting Tilly Kettle painting a portrait of Shuja ud-Daula and his ten sons.

Zoffany - Self-portrait - Johann Zoffany specialised in group portraits, often "conversation pieces" with gentle narrative content, and spent some years in India. c. 1786.

Colonel Antoine Polier, Claude Martin, John Wombwell with himself in the background being waited on by Indian servants probably in Lucknow India. The painting is now in the Victoria Museum Calcutta.


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