• The William F. Reilly Collecti auction at Christies

    Sale 2273

    The William F. Reilly Collection

    14 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 112

    Calcutta School, late 18th century

    Tippoo Sultan's soldiers; and a companion watercolor of the same subject

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    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.

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    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Provenance

    Bought from Andrew Edmunds, London, in 1996.