John Ritso (British, late 18th/early 19th century) A view of a temple on a riverside in India

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Lot 107
John Ritso
(British, late 18th/early 19th century)
A view of a temple on a riverside in India

Sold for £ 2,295 (US$ 3,018) inc. premium
John Ritso (British, late 18th/early 19th century)
A view of a temple on a riverside in India
signed 'J.Ritso' (lower left), indistinctly inscribed 'Synabas(?) Pagodas/on the ---motty(?) River' (on sheet verso)
watercolour
35.5 x 46.3cm (14 x 18 1/4in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Anon. sale, Sotheby's, London, 26 November 1987.
    Acquired from the above sale by the present owner.

    Two watercolours by Ritso are held in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum. According to the museum, Ritso was an officer in the Madras Army and took part in the third Mysore war although little else is known of the artist.
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