Ayah and Chaprassi

Ayah and Chaprassi

Leonard Raven-Hill (1867-1942)

1903; signed "LRH/ Delhi"

Photographic reproduction of pencil drawing

These are servants. An ayah, essentially a nanny, looks after children, while a chaprassi is a messenger — though has been called on to push a pram here.

Scanned image and text by Jacqueline Banerjee

[You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one. ]