[RAS 015.082] A Punkah Burdar or Fan Bearer

An original drawing with caption ‘A Punkah Burdar or Fan Bearer’ 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 30. Unmounted drawing on paper embellished with impressed neo-classical decoration to edges. Outer borders edged with pink watercolour; 12.4 x 19.6 cm.