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    Sale 5428

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 469

    Western Indian Company School, circa 1880, probably Rajasthan

    An album of 67 watercolours including; Eighteen depicting the Indian rituals surrounding marriage and seventeen depicting the rituals of death; Thirty-two figure studies of Indian men and women in various occupations all with inscriptions on the individual pages

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    Western Indian Company School, circa 1880, probably Rajasthan
    An album of 67 watercolours including; Eighteen depicting the Indian rituals surrounding marriage and seventeen depicting the rituals of death; Thirty-two figure studies of Indian men and women in various occupations all with inscriptions on the individual pages
    the album inscribed 'J'ai copie les legends anglaises attacheés aux/aquarelles /aa cause de leur couleur locale-anglais native' on the inside of the front cover
    pencil and watercolour, eighteen with gum arabic, heightened with touches of bodycolour, one heightened with gold, seventeen watermark, fifty-three within the artist's black-lined border, sixty-seven watercolours laid down on the pages of the album
    12 1/8 x 8¼in. (30.7 x 21cm.)


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