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    Hughes French India Company School Drawings [1840?]
     
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    Hughes, Thomas L.
    Title: 
    Hughes French India Company School Drawings [1840?]
    Phy. Description: 
    32 items; 39 x 25 cm.
    Digital Reference: 
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    Scope and Content: 
    The circumstances of creation are unknown for these watercolor drawings depicting Tamil men and women in various trades and activities. These ethnographic studies may have been rendered by a local Indian artist of the Pondicherry area of South India on commission for a French official or merchant. The name "Company School" has been attached to suggest the similarity between these drawings and those typically commissioned by the East India Company, especially during the early 18th century. The regularity of size and shape and numbering of the sheets would seem to indicate that these drawings may have been used to illustrate a bound monograph. Captions are in French. Several sheets are watermarked "J. Whatman. Balston & Co." with dates 1822-1825.
    Language Note: 
    Captioned in French
    Organization: 
    Organized by subject.
    Provenance: 
    Gift of Thomas L. Hughes, 1984-1985
    Cite as: 
    French India Company School Drawings. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Thomas L. Hughes, 1984-1985.
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    Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
    Subject-Topical: 
    Drawing, Indic
    Tamil (Indic people)
    Ethnology -- India
    Subject - Geographical: 
    India -- Social life and customs -- Pictorial works
    India -- Description and travel -- views
    India Union Territory
    Form / Genre: 
    Drawings
    Repository Loc: 
    Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560.
    Local Number: 
    FSA A1993.10
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