[RAS 015.069] A Jemadur or Head Peon

An original drawing with caption ‘A Jemadur or Head Peon’ inscribed in ink on album folio, c. 1818, by Jairam Das, who worked in Patna from 1815 to 1840.

Part of an album of 36 drawings donated by Major-General Charles (Carlos) Joseph. Album folio 17, inscribed in ink verso: Royal Asiatic Society, Presented by Col. C. J. Doyle 15/3/34. Unmounted drawing on paper embellished with impressed neo-classical decoration to edges. Outer borders edged with green watercolour; 12.4 x 19.6 cm.