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Creator Francesco Renaldi, 1755–after 1798, Italian, active in Britain (from 1777)
Title Muslim Lady Reclining
Alternate 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 22 1/2 × 27 1/2 inches (57.2 × 69.9 cm) Frame: 27 1/4 × 32 3/8 inches (69.2 × 82.2 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
Accession Number B1981.25.519
Collection Paintings and Sculpture
Link to This Record http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1665157
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
Place Represented Bangladesh | Dacca | India
Publications

Mildred Archer, India and British Portraiture, 1770-1825, Sotheby Parke Bernet, London, 1979, pp. 280, 505, fig. 195, ND 1327 I44 A72 (YCBA)


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


Jonathan Eacott, Selling empire : India in the making of Britain and America, 1600-1830, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Chapel Hill, 2016, p. 292-93, Pl. 17, DA16 .E23 2016 (YCBA)

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