Darjeeling and Nepalese School, circa 1850
Darjeeling and Nepalese School, circa 1850
Darjeeling and Nepalese School, circa 1850
Darjeeling and Nepalese School, circa 1850
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Darjeeling and Nepalese School, circa 1850

Ten studies of snakes, two of eels and one of lizards, on eight sheets

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Darjeeling and Nepalese School, circa 1850
Ten studies of snakes, two of eels and one of lizards, on eight sheets
eleven annotated
pencil, pen and ink, and watercolour heightened with white on paper
7 x 11 in. (17.8 x 27.9 cm.) and similar
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Provenance
Brian Houghton Hodgson (1800-1894).
Anonymous sale, Christie’s, 10 June 1997, lot 172 (part)
where acquired by Justin Coldwell, Linley Hall, Shropshire.

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Lot Essay

For the natural history drawings Hodgson commissioned from local artists in the Himalayas during the 1840s, most of which are in the Zoological Society, London and the British Museum, see the introduction to lots 170-3, Christie's, 10 June 1997 (‘Visions of India’).
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