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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2009.202.232
People
Unknown Artist
Title
The British Resident's Chair
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
mid 19th century
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, India, Rajasthan, Kota
Culture
Indian
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/216543
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper
Dimensions
15 x 11.5 cm (5 7/8 x 4 1/2 in.)
Provenance
Stuart Cary Welch (by 1969 - 2008,) by descent; to his estate (2008-2009,) gift; to Harvard Art Museum.

Notes:
Object was part of temporary loan to Museum in 1969.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The Stuart Cary Welch Collection, Gift of Edith I. Welch in memory of Stuart Cary Welch
Accession Year
2009
Object Number
2009.202.232
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
The chair depicted on the page has a large pink seat and backing. The chair’s frame is white and is detailed with gold flower medallions and moulded leaves. On both arms are thick, cushioned arm rests made up of pink fabric on the top and green fabric on the bottom. The top panel of the chair frame has two flower medallions with scrolling leaves on both sides. At the center are two large, gold leaves the cross each other. Above it is the inscription, “G IV R”, referring to George IV (r. 1820-1830). The very top of the chair has a large oval, gold medallion with a crown on top. It is flanked by a crowned yellow lion on the left and a pink unicorn on the left. The feet of the chair are gold lion feet and the bottom of the chair is decorated with pink fringe.
In front of the char is a pink-cushioned foot rest. The feet of the chair are gold lion feet and the bottom of the chair is decorated with pink fringe.

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