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Album of Twenty-Five Paintings of Orchids on Mica
Southern India, Trichinopoly, circa 1860

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Album of Twenty-Five Paintings of Orchids on Mica Southern India, Trichinopoly, circa 1860

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Album of Twenty-Five Paintings of Orchids on Mica Southern India, Trichinopoly, circa 1860 gouache on mica mounted on album leaves, dipicting various species of flowering orchids in low landscapes against uncoloured backgrounds, inscribed in Latin below in black ink -- 28.5 x 21.5cm. (damages). See Illustrations. (25)
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The Victoria and Albert Museum have a set of 18 mica paintings of different varieties of flowers however it is uncommon to have an album depicting just orchids.
Mildred Archer, Company Paintings, V&A/Mapin, 1992, pp. 213-214. p. 236. (IS 73-90-1964).

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