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The Hawker

1870/1890

Academy of Fine Arts and Literature

Academy of Fine Arts and Literature

The painting represents a hawker selling sesame-seeds coated sugar buttons revaris. His lone buyer is a tribal or Dalit low-born girl. The painting, with similar others, marks the era of the common man's emergence as its theme and thrust in Indian art, which was so for the art of kings and courts. A plain dull opaque background was essentially a European factor in Indian art.

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  • Title: The Hawker
  • Date: 1870/1890
  • Physical Dimensions: Paper. 18.5 x 18.5 cm.
  • Subject Keywords: Company School
  • Type: Miniature Painting

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