C1840

Untitled

Artist:

Company School

1840 INDIAN COMPANY SCHOOL PAINTINGS Set of four early C19th well executed Indian Company school watercolours, two of musicians, another of a messenger and the fourth of seated man. As the East India Company expanded in India during the end … Read Full Description

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S/N: ASI-1840-ANON-3–216799
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Full Title:

Untitled

Date:

C1840

Artist:

Company School

Condition:

One or two spots of colour loss, otherwise in good condition with strong fresh colours.

Technique:

Original watercolours, highlighted with gum Arabic

Image Size: 

93mm 
x 170mm
AUTHENTICITY
Untitled - Antique Print from 1840

Genuine antique
dated:

1840

Description:

1840 INDIAN COMPANY SCHOOL PAINTINGS Set of four early C19th well executed Indian Company school watercolours, two of musicians, another of a messenger and the fourth of seated man. As the East India Company expanded in India during the end of the C18th, large numbers of it&#8217s employees were eager to record the sights, people, fauna and flora that they saw. Initially they hired Indian artists to produce watercolours in the style that many travellers on European &#8216grand tours&#8217 had done before them. This style of painting became known as, &#8216Company school Paintings&#8217. By the beginning of the nineteenth century, local Indian artists began to create sets of popular subjects that could be sold through the major attractions. Three of the four figures has a tilak denoting followers of Vishnu whilst the fourth has a single white Bindi, perhaps signifying Brahmin caste. Reference Archer Early Views of India 1980

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