London, South Kensington
23 April 2008
Thomas Daniell, R.A. (1749-1840)
Part of the Black Town, Madras, 1792
pencil and grey wash on paper
12 1/8 x 21¾in. (30.8 x 55.2cm.)
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
"The Black Town (so called from being principally the residence of the native merchants) is distant rather less than half a mile from Fort St.George". Indian bazaars were frequently located outside the British settlements in the interests of health to protect the Europeans from the "unhealthy miasmas" which were believed to be the causes of diseases such of cholera and typhoid.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Specialist James Hyslop surveys some of the stunning natural marvels, from fossils to fool’s gold, offered in our Sculpted by Nature sale
As the scientific community investigates the cigar-shaped asteroid that has been dubbed ’Oumuamua, Dr. Alan Rubin discusses the origins of extraterrestrial rocks
The watch that flew to the moon with NASA’s astronauts — a rare commemorative version of which is offered online, 24 April to 8 May
This monumental, square-format work is a major highlight of Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale on 20 June in London