Yale Center for British Art
Creator:
Williamson, Thomas, Captain
Title:
The costume and customs of modern India : from a collection of drawings by Charles Doyley, Esq. : engraved by J.H. Clark and C. Dubourg / with a preface and copious descriptions, by Captain Thomas Williamson.
Published / Created:
London : Published and sold by Edward Orme, Bond-Street, corner of Brook-Street, Printseller and Publisher to His Majesty, [1813]
Physical Description:
xxiii, [76] p., [20] leaves of plates : ill. ; 37 cm.
Collection:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Related Content:
View a selection of digital images in the Yale Center for British Art's online catalogue https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/orbis:3303360
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Plates signed: London, published & sold by Edwd. Orme, March 1st, 1813.
Contents:
A European gentleman with his Moonshee, or native professor of languages -- A gentleman in his private office, attended by his Duftoree, or native office keeper -- A gentleman in a public office, attended by his crannies, or native clerks -- A gentleman dressing, attended by his head bearer, and other servants -- A gentleman attended by his Hajaum, or native barber -- A gentleman delivering a letter to a Soontah Burdar, or Silver Baton bearer -- A gentleman's Kedmutgars, or table servants, bringing in dinner -- An English family at table, under a Punkah, or fan, kept in motion by a Khelassy -- A gentleman with his Sircar, or money servant -- A gentleman with his Hookah Burdar, or pipe bearer -- A Saumpareeah, or snake catcher, exhibiting snakes before Europeans -- Marquis Wellesley's dandy, or boatman, in his livery -- An European lady giving instructions to her Durzee, or native tailor -- A dancing woman of Bengal, exhibiting before an European family -- A dancing woman, of Lueknow, exhibiting before an European family -- An European lady attended by a servant, using a hand punkah, or fan -- An European lady and her family, attended by an Ayah, or nurse -- Kaut Pootlies, or puppets, exhibited by native jugglers, for the amusement of European children -- A native gentleman, smoking a Goorgoory, or hookah, in his private apartments, attended by his dancing girls -- Marquis Wellesley & his suite, at the Nabob of Oude's breakfast table, viewing an elephant fight.
Subject Terms:
Clothing and dress -- India. | India -- Social life and customs. | Great Britain -- Colonies -- India. | Orme, Edward -- Publisher. | Lewis, W. -- Printer.
Form/Genre:
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1813.
Contributors:
D'Oyly, Charles, 1781-1845, ill. | Clark, John Heaviside, ca. 1770-1863, engraver. | Dubourg, Matthew, engraver.