Company painting, Trichinopoly style An ayah carrying a European baby boy mid 19th century Place made: Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India
Materials & Technique: paintings, miniatures, opaque watercolour on mica Support: mica
Dimensions: image 10.4 h x 5.1 w cm support 11.2 h x 8.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Gayer-Anderson Gift 1954
Accession No: NGA 91.1372
Subject: Company painting
  • Acquired in London by Colonel Thomas Gayer Gayer-Anderson, 1944
  • held in the collection of Colonel Thomas Gayer Gayer-Anderson and Major Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson, Pasha, both of The Little Hall, Lavenham, Suffolk, England, 1944-1953
  • who gave it to the Commonwealth of Australia, 1953
  • held by National Library of Australia, Canberra, after transfer from London, 1954-1991
  • transferred to the collection of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 1991.
  • The collecting history of this painting is partial. The earliest known transaction is its acquisition by the donor in London in 1944. The National Gallery of Australia welcomes further information regarding its history of ownership prior to 1944.