Moote Ram the Dwarf

A curious drawing, from the late 18th century, of a named dwarf dancing in the presence of a pair of Indian soldiers (‘sepoys’ in the title of the sketch).  I stumbled across this in the same search that yielded a 17th century Dutch painting of a dancing dwarf.  

 

Credit: Moote Ram the Dwarf Dancing before Sepoys (c. 1792-98), Robert Mabon (d. 1798), Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, B1977.14.22260, public domain; watercolour and graphite with pen and black ink on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper

Size: 8.3 × 6 cm

Credit: Moote Ram the Dwarf Dancing before Sepoys (c. 1792-98), Robert Mabon (d. 1798), Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, B1977.14.22260, public domain
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