Yale Center for British Art
Creator:
Thomas Hickey, 1741–1824, Irish

Title:
Purniya, Chief Minister of Mysore
Date:
ca. 1801
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 50 x 39 1/2 inches (127 x 100.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:
Label on verso, lower center: "[logo] Spink [logo] | Founded 1666 | King Street, St. James's,"; upper right: "Pitt & Scott Ltd | London | < F. 6042> | [handwritten] 202 | [typed] <5556>"
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1973.1.22
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
red | minister | allegory | interior | costume | statuette | hat | portrait | sculpture | papers | gold (color) | green (color) | document | column (architectural element) | columns (architectural elements)
Currently On View:
Not on view
Exhibition History:
Adapting the Eye: an archive of the British in India, 1770-1830 (Yale Center for British Art, 2011-10-11 - 2011-12-31)

Company Culture (Yale Center for British Art, 2003-09-16 - 2004-01-05)

The Tiger and the Thistle: Tipu Sultan and the Scots in India (National Galleries of Scotland, 1999-07-29 - 1999-10-03)

The Raj - India and the British 1600 - 1947 (National Portrait Gallery, 1990-10-19 - 1991-03-17)

Publications:
Mildred Archer, India and British Portraiture, 1770-1825, Sotheby Parke Bernet, London, 1979, pp. 227-8, 487, 502, pl. IX, fig. 153, ND 1327 I44 A72 (YCBA)

C. A. Bayly, The Raj, India and the British, 1600-1947 , National Portrait Gallery, London, 1990, pp. 174-6, cat. no. 194, DS428 R25 1990 (YCBA)

Anne Buddle, The tiger and the thistle, Tipu Sultan and the Scots in India 1760-1800 , National Gallery of Scotland, 1999, pp. 42, 86, no. 130, DS469 +B83 1999 (YCBA)

John McAleer, Picturing India People, Places, and the World of the East India Company, The British Library, London, p. 169, fig. 4.25, N8214.5.I5 M43 2017 (YCBA)

Morna O'Neill, Company Culture:, British Artists and the East India Company 1770-1830: October 16, 2003-January 11, 2004 , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2003, no. 7, V 1199 (YCBA)

Holly Shaffer, Adapting the eye, An archive of the British in India, 1770-1830 , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2011, p. 30, no. 79, V2359 (YCBA)

Stuart Cary Welch, The British view of India, selected English paintings from the Paul Mellon collection , American Federation of Arts, New York, 1978, N8214.5 I5 B75 1978 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:124