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Parsi Master Shipbuilder, Nourojee Jamsetjee (1774–1860), Son of Jamsetjee Bomanjee (1756–1821)

Photo credit: Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

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Nourojee Jamsetjee, son of Jamsetjee Bomanjee, was master shipbuilder from the death of his father in 1821 until his retirement in 1844. His first large ship was the 'Asia', rated at 84 guns. A plan of the 'Asia' lies on the table. This and the companion portrait of his father were presented to the Society by Sir Charles Forbes, a friend of both father and son, and were probably a gift from Nourojee Jamsetjee, c.

Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    42 x 35 cm

  • Accession number

    RAS 001.008

  • Acquisition method

    presented by Sir Charles Forbes, 1836; on loan to the Museum of London


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