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    Sale 7586

    West ~ East - The Niall Hobhouse Collection

    22 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 61

    European School, early 20th century

    The bedroom of Percy Brown, Calcutta

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    European School, early 20th century
    The bedroom of Percy Brown, Calcutta
    signed indistinctly 'R... B...' (lower left)
    pencil and watercolour, heightened with white, watermark Strasburg Bend, on two joined sheets
    12¼ x 13½ in. (31.1 x 34.3 cm.)


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    Percy Brown (1872-1955) was the author of Indian Painting under the Mughals, A.D. 1550 to A.D. 1750, Oxford, 1924. Brown's ground-breaking publication was the first systematic historical record of the Mughal school, completely unique in its genre. For more information on Brown see I. Stchoukine, La Peinture Indienne à l'Époque des Grands Moghols, Paris, 1929.

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