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    Sale 7586

    West ~ East - The Niall Hobhouse Collection

    22 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 13

    Circle of the Impey artists, circa 1780

    A Serow, Naemorhedus (Capricornis) sumatraenis

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    Circle of the Impey artists, circa 1780
    A Serow, Naemorhedus (Capricornis) sumatraenis
    pen and black ink and watercolour, irregular cut out
    18 x 20½ in. (45.7 x 52.1 cm.)


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    The Serow or goat-antelope is an elusive, agile animal frequenting high rainfall areas on forested or bushy slopes in the forests of Kashmir through to central China and Sumatra.

    For other examples of these artists, on a similar scale and with a high degree of detail and finish, see S. C. Welch, Room For Wonder, Indian Painting during the British Period 1760-1880, 1978, nos. 6-9, and lot 7. Of these artists this drawing is closest to the work of Shaikh Zayn-al-Din.

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