Indian Paintings on Mica.

Record ID: 
373395
Accession number: 
MS W.74
Title: 
Indian Paintings on Mica.
Created: 
Benares, India? ca. 1850.
Binding: 
Contemporary purple morocco with broad gold-tooled border and blind tools. Indian style glazed yellow and gold end-papers. In modern blue cloth box with paper label on spine.
Credit: 
Bequest of Julia Parker Wightman, 1994.
Description: 
[1], 18, [3] leaves ; 21.2 x 26.6 cm
Provenance: 
From the library of Julia P. Wightman.
Notes: 

24 miniature paintings on mica (talc) mounted on paper with blue ribbon around the edges and bound into an album.
12 paintings depict Royal carriages, marriage ceremonies, mosques, and various activities, such as winding thread, bullock trunks, gleaming rice, and drawing water, while the remaining 12 (mounted in pairs) depict native costumes. Each miniature covered with pink tissue paper curtains. All are identified by pencil captions in English under each miniature.

Script: 
cursive
Language: 
In English
Century: