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Creator:
Francesco Renaldi, 1755–after 1798, Italian, active in Britain (from 1777)
Title:

Muslim Lady Reclining

Former Title(s):

An Indian Girl with a Hookah, signed and dated 1789

An Indian lady reclining on a rug and a cushion, presumably the bibi of an Englishman living in Dacca

Date:
1789
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 22 1/2 × 27 1/2 inches (57.2 × 69.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Signed and dated in black, lower right: "Fr. RENALDI PINXIT | [Dacca 7...9]"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.519
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
anklets | bracelets (jewelry) | collar | doors | earrings | genre subject | girl | hookah | Indian | interior (space) | jewel | necklaces | nose ring | Orientalism | pillow | reclining | ring | rug | scarf | silver | slippers | stool | tray | window | woman
Associated Places:
Bangladesh | Dacca | India
Access:
On view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:1003
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Mildred Archer, India and British Portraiture, 1770-1825, Sotheby Parke Bernet, London, 1979, pp. 280, 505, fig. 195, ND 1327 I44 A72 (YCBA)

Malcolm Cormack, A Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 184-185, N590.2 A83 (YCBA)

Jonathan Eacott, Selling empire : India in the making of Britain and America, 1600-1830, University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 2016, p. 292-93, Pl. 17, DA16 .E23 2016 (YCBA)

Pran Nevile, The Raj revisited, Niyogi Books, New Delhi, 2012, p. 110, N8214.5.I5 N48 2012 OVERSIZE (YCBA)


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