Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
10 x 15 1/2 in. (25.4 x 39.4 cm)
Gift of Dr. Julius Hoffman, 1909 (09.227.1)
The style of this Company painting is very similar to that of a series of pictures commissioned by two Scottish brothers named Fraser who were resident in India during the first half of the nineteenth century. Among the Fraser pictures are studies of villagers painted from life. One folio in the so-called Fraser Album includes the same figure of a Burmese nobleman, perhaps the ambassador to Delhi, seen in the center of the Museum's picture; here this figure has been reversed by pouncing. The Delhi Fort is visible in the distant background.