A green snake; and a bird with black and grey plumage with one of its eggs Company School, Calcutta or Madras, dated 25th July and 5th December 1839(2)
Lot 300
A green snake; and a bird with black and grey plumage with one of its eggs Company School, dated 25th July and 5th December 1839 at Madras(2)
Sold for £8,125 (US$ 13,656) inc. premium
Auction Details
A green snake; and a bird with black and grey plumage with one of its eggs Company School, Calcutta or Madras, dated 25th July and 5th December 1839(2)
Lot Details
A green snake; and a bird with black and grey plumage with one of its eggs
Company School, dated 25th July and 5th December 1839 at Madras
watercolours on paper, the first inscribed A Green Snake/from Mrs Moberly's Garden/25 July 1839; the second inscribed Caught in my bedroom 5 December 1839/Madras, and the initials CFJ [?], and the bird identified as Mania Caka [?] Tammul
365 x 530 mm.(2)

Footnotes

  • A study of a Caldeira fruit, almost certainly from the same album, or commissioned by the same patron (the English inscription appears to be in the same hand as the present lot), was offered at Sotheby's, Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures, 19th October 1994, lot 183.
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