Three company school paintings   Northeastern India, 19th century
Lot 111
Three company school paintings
Northeastern India, 19th century
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Three company school paintings   Northeastern India, 19th century Three company school paintings   Northeastern India, 19th century
Three company school paintings
Northeastern India, 19th century
Opaque watercolor on paper; one inscribed Simple China Rose, July 1800.
20 5/8 x 14 in. (52.3 x 35.5 cm), the largest;
19 x 14 1/4 in. (48.2 x 36.1 cm), the smallest

Footnotes

  • Starting in the late 18th century, the East India Company commissioned Mughal-trained artists to produce watercolors to the British taste, establishing what is now called Company School painting. Sir Elijah and Lady Impey, the Marquess Wellesley, and Lady Clive were important early patrons, commissioning some of the most spectacular examples of Indian fauna and flora recorded.

    Compare with examples sold at Christie's, South Kensington, 23 April 2012, lots 343, 344 & 345, and a further ten botanical studies from a similar series sold at Christie's, South Kensington, 11 April 2013, lots 126 & 127.

    Provenance
    Private Collection, USA
    Acquired from Jean-Claude Ciancimino, London, 1987
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