A group of twelve studies of occupations and trades
Lot 1228
Thirteen Company School studies of Indian occupations Patna, circa 1850
Sold for US$ 5,000 inc. premium
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A group of twelve studies of occupations and trades A group of twelve studies of occupations and trades A group of twelve studies of occupations and trades A group of twelve studies of occupations and trades A group of twelve studies of occupations and trades A group of twelve studies of occupations and trades A group of twelve studies of occupations and trades A group of twelve studies of occupations and trades A group of twelve studies of occupations and trades A group of twelve studies of occupations and trades A group of twelve studies of occupations and trades A group of twelve studies of occupations and trades
Lot Details
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Thirteen Company School studies of Indian occupations
Patna, circa 1850
Opaque watercolor on paper; including:'Koomar, Potter.'; Huqqa seller; 'Jolahen, Arranging the threads preparatory to weaving'; Domeen Basket and Punka maker.'; 'Jolaha, Weaver'; Cotton spinners; Funeral pyer attendants; Musicians; Furniture painters; Sword sharpener; Embroiderers; Loom weaver; Spindle maker.
Image: 7 1/2 x 7 in. (19 x 17.8 cm.)

Footnotes

  • This group is related to an earlier set of thirty five drawings of trades and occupations paintings, dated 1826, in the Victoria and Albert Museum (IS.53-1964), see Archer, Company Paintings Indian Paintings of the British period, 1992., p 88.

    With the increase of employees to the British East India Company in India and other South Asian countries, the firm wanted images to send or take home of the wondrous new world of people, floral and fauna. Local artists worked to fill this demand and thus the term "Company" paintings was coined. Patna was one of the major centers of Company painting because it was home to both an important commercial and a provincial seat of power for the British, and thus to many British expatriates.

    Provenance:
    Estate of Carl S. Dentzel, Los Angeles
    Acquired prior to 1980

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