19 May 1998
Ram Das (fl. 1777-1782)
Pelicanus shocrotalus (Spotbilled Pelican, immature)
with inscription 'In the Collection of Lady Impey at Calcutta/Painted by [Ram Das] Native of Patna' (lower left), numbered '156' (upper left) and further inscribed 'gagan-bhem' in Persian (lower left)
watercolour, heightened with white and gum arabic, watermark 'J WHATMAN', unframed
21.1/8 x 28½ in. (53.8 x 72.4 cm.)
Sir Elijah and Lady Impey.
The Earls of Derby (L. 720a).
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