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    Sale 7586

    West ~ East - The Niall Hobhouse Collection

    22 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 70

    Deccani artist, after a Company School artist, circa 1840

    A gentleman in a palanquin with bearers

    Price Realised  

    Deccani artist, after a Company School artist, circa 1840
    A gentleman in a palanquin with bearers
    pencil, pen and brown ink, watercolour and bodycolour with gum arabic, within the artist's border
    7 x 10 in. (17.8 x 25.4 cm.)


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    Although this is a traditional 'Company' subject from Calcutta or Tanjore (see S. C. Welch, Room for Wonder: Indian Painting during the British Period 1760-1880), New York, 1978, p. 72, no. 24), the stylisation of the subject and the colour scheme suggests an artist from the Deccan in Hyderabad.

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