5 October 1999
R. Mecham, circa 1854
View of General Bubbon's House, Bangalore (illustrated); and others
; The Governor General's House at Barrackpore on the Hooghly; Banyan Tree, Barrackpore; The tomb of Hyder Ally and Jippor Sahib, Seringapatam
three signed 'R. Mecham', one dated 1854 (lower right) and all inscribed as title (on the reverse)
pencil and watercolour, heightened with white , one with scratching out, one with watermark 'J WHATMAN 1851', unframed
11 x 17 in. (28.5 x 43.8 cm.); and slightly smaller (4)
Possibly William Carpenter.
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