Thomas Daniell Sir Charles Warre Malet, Concluding a Treaty in 1790 in Durbar with the Peshwa of the Maratha Empire 1805

Share this artwork

Artwork details

Artist
Thomas Daniell 1749–1840
Title
Sir Charles Warre Malet, Concluding a Treaty in 1790 in Durbar with the Peshwa of the Maratha Empire
Date 1805
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Unconfirmed: 1810 x 2794 mm
frame: 2037 x 2990 x 133 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by HM Government in lieu of inheritance tax and allocated to Tate 2007
Reference
T12511
Not on display

Display caption

Malet, of the East India Company, presents a scroll to the Peshwa Madhavrao II, formalising an alliance against another Indian ruler, Tipu Sultan of Mysore. The painting was commissioned by Malet to commemorate his role in the treaty and the ultimate defeat of Tipu Sultan.

Daniell completed this work after the death in 1795 of James Wales, the Scottish artist who received the original commission from Malet. Daniell painted it in England, but had travelled extensively in India. His delight in Indian subjects is evident in the statues of Ganesh and Vishnu, the painted frieze, costumes and architecture.

October 2013

About this artwork