14 October 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 3,750
Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 1,500
Calcutta School, late 18th century
Tippoo Sultan's soldiers; and a companion watercolor of the same subject
each watercolor and pencil on paper
each 16¾ x 14 3/8 in. (42.5 x XX cm.) (2)
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The compositions in the present lot are inspired by Robert Home's drawings of Tippoo Sultan's soldiers, which he drew in 1791 at the end of the Third Mysore War. The present drawings were presumably done by Calcutta artists after Home got to Calcutta in 1795.
This lot is offered without reserve.
Bought from Andrew Edmunds, London, in 1996.
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