Photo, Print, Drawing Bengal. Burdwan - "Rajah of Burdwan".
About this Item
- Bengal. Burdwan - "Rajah of Burdwan".
- This watercolor is from a collection of 18 paintings of Indian subjects by William Tayler (1808--92) dating from around 1842--45. Tayler was a civil servant of the East India Company who lived in India from 1829 until 1867. He became commissioner of Patna in 1855 and in 1857 was involved in the suppression of the Sepoy Rebellion. His measures against the local people were regarded as excessively harsh by his superiors, and he was suspended and given an appointment of lower rank. An enthusiastic amateur artist, Tayler sketched and painted landscapes, scenes from everyday life, and the court, military, and daily dress of Indians from different walks of life. Sketches Illustrating the Manners and Customs of the Indians and Anglo Indians Drawn on Stone from the Original Drawings from Life, published in London in 1842, included six of his drawings. In 1881 and 1882, Tayler published a two-volume autobiography, Thirty-Eight Years in India, illustrated with 100 of his own drawings. In this watercolor he portrayed the rajah of Burdwan, in Bengal. This was probably Mahtab Chand, who was born in 1820 and was rajah from 1832 until his death in 1879. He was regarded by the British as an enlightened and loyal ruler. The painting is part of the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection at the Brown University Library.
- Tayler, William, 1808-1892 Artist.
Created / Published
- [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1842 to 1845]
- - India--West Bengal--Barddhamān
- - 1842 to 1845
- - Anglo-Indians
- - Horseback riding
- - Kings and rulers
- - Manners and customs
- - Uniforms
- - Watercolors
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - Original resource extent: 1 watercolor painting ; 53 x 39 centimeters.
- - Original resource at: Brown University Library.
- - Content in English.
- - Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
- 1 online resource.
- Indian Types and Scenes
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Chicago citation style:
Tayler, William, Artist. Bengal. Burdwan - "Rajah of Burdwan". Barddhamān India West Bengal, 1842. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1845] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670475/.
APA citation style:
Tayler, W. (1842) Bengal. Burdwan - "Rajah of Burdwan". Barddhamān India West Bengal, 1842. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1845] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670475/.
MLA citation style:
Tayler, William, Artist. Bengal. Burdwan - "Rajah of Burdwan". [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1845] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021670475/>.