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    Sale 5900

    Christie's Interiors

    27 January 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 199

    Sir Charles D'Oyly, 7th Bt. (1781-1945)

    Tom Raw departs for India; and Tom Raw at Sea

    Price Realised  

    Sir Charles D'Oyly, 7th Bt. (1781-1945)
    Tom Raw departs for India; and Tom Raw at Sea
    pen and brown ink and watercolour
    6¾ x 9½ in. (17.2 x 24.2 cm.)
    a pair (2)


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    The present works are illustrations to accompany a poem by D'Oyly entitled 'Tom Raw, the Griffin: a burlesque poem, in twelve cantos' (1828). The work describes the adventures of a cadet in the East India company, charting his journey from England to India where he obtains a staff situation. The poem is accompanied by twenty-five engravings, and although the present watercolours were not engraved they illustrate scenes from the first canto of the poem.

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    Exhibited

    London, Martyn Gregory, Trade Routes to the East, 1998, no. 39 & 40.