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    Sale 7586

    West ~ East - The Niall Hobhouse Collection

    22 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 321

    Gwalior Artist, circa 1880

    Portrait of a prince of the ruling house of Sindhia, full-length, holding a narwhal tusk, in an interior

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    Gwalior Artist, circa 1880
    Portrait of a prince of the ruling house of Sindhia, full-length, holding a narwhal tusk, in an interior
    pen and black ink and bodycolour, heightened with gold over a photographic base
    24½ x 20¼ in. (62.3 x 51.5 cm.)


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    Photography reached India in the 1840's. Initially it was not popular amongst painters, and many chose to ignore it, however, it began to gain importance as a documentary and artistic medium, and popularity swung in its favour. The present watercolour comes from the transitional period of either copying photographs, or, as seen in this picture, painting directly over them.

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    Exhibited

    London, Niall Hobhouse, Indian Painting during the British Period, September 1986, no. 51.