Mohurrum Procession
Title Mohurrum Procession
Accession Number R1991
Museum Name Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata
Gallery Name -
Object Type Painting
Medium Oil on Canvas
Main Artist Thomas Daniell (1749-1840)
Artist's Nationality British
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data 1749 -1840. With a keen understanding of the British interest in India, Thomas Daniell decided to go there as a professional artist and, accompanied by his nephew, William Daniell, sailed by the 'Atlas' Indiaman from England in April 1785, reaching Calcutta via China in 1786. First Thomas produced the 'Twelve Views of Calcutta'. Then they toured northern India and later southern India, making sketches of scenic locations in the North and of remote places of South. Finally they went across to Bombay. The Daniells left India in 1793. In 1808 the most significant work based on their India tour - Oriental Scenery - was completed and published in six volumes.
Provenance Maharaja Bahadur Sir B C Mahtab of Burdwan, June 1928.
Origin Place England
School British School
Period / Year of Work AD
Dimensions 54.6x61cm
Detailed Description Formerly in the collection of Mr J M McCaw, Senior Partner of Kettlewell Bullen & Calcutta. Processions carrying 'Tajias' are seen on both sides of the river. In the left foreground a big tree with spreading branches is visible.