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State Barges on the river Goomtee.
Title State Barges on the river Goomtee.
Accession Number R2111
Museum Name Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata
Gallery Name -
Object Type Painting
Main Material
Medium Oil on Canvas
Main Artist Thomas Daniell (1749-1840)
Artist's Nationality British
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data 1749 - 19 March 1840. He, accompanied by his painter nephew William, spent ten years in India and published several series of aquatints of the country under the title of "Oriental scenery".
Provenance Maharajadhiraja Bahadur Sir B C Mahatab of Burdwan. (Formerly belonged to Charles Hampden Turner, Surrey, England) .
Origin Place Born in Chertsey in Surrey, England.
School British School
Period / Year of Work 1813 AD
Dimensions 94x66cm
Detailed Description Our painting shows three barges. While the two in the background have peacock heads in their prow, the one in the foreground has a prow in the shape of the front portion of a winged horse. This barge with its pairs of oars and sails is carrying the Nawab of Awadh and his retinue.
Brief Description The Daniells stayed in Lucknow with Claud Martin from 30 June to 14 October 1789. The river Goomtee (Gomti) flows through Lucknow.