A Malabar Giant Squirrel (Ratufa Indica) in an Almond Tree, from the Impey Album, signed by Shaykh Zayn al-Din, Company School, Calcutta, dated 1778
pen and ink, watercolour with gum arabic, heightened with bodycolour, on 'J Whatman' watermarked paper, inscribed and dated at lower left ''Mountain Rat/ Hindoostaunee Almond/ In the Collection of Lady Impey in Calcutta/ Painted by (in nasta'liq script, Zayn al-Din) Native of Patna 1778'', with further Urdu inscription in nasta'liq script at lower left ''ghua(?)/ pahari chuha/ darakht-e badam-e hindi'', the reverse bearing the stamp of Sir Elijah Impey
image: 53.1 by 74.7 cm. (20 ⅞ by 29 ⅜ in.); sheet: 63.6 by 87.2 cm. (25 by 34 ⅜ in.)
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