Hindu gentleman, attributed to Shaikh Muhammad Amir of Karraya
Calcutta, circa 1840
Watercolour on paper, inscribed in pencil on the reverse Baboo [English-speaking], framed
225 x 125 mm.
He is indeed a Hindu Babu with papers, possibly 'Brahmin, a Dot on forehead, kanthmala, and dress tied not buttoned,(buttons were taboo, made with animal horn), His Paliki parked behind