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British Colonial "Company" album of paintings on mica of 85 scenes of Indian life; image credit on full record.
British Colonial "Company" album of paintings on mica of 85 scenes of Indian life; image credit on full record.
British Colonial "Company" album of paintings on mica of 85 scenes of Indian life; image credit on full record.

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British Colonial; Paintings on Mica (85), Album, Scenes of Indian Life.

An album of British Colonial "Company" paintings on mica of 85 British Colonial period Indian paintings depicting various aspects of Indian life. Each painting is inserted through cut slots onto a hand bound album having 19th century paper. The scenes range from depictions of hunters, fruit sellers, musicians, soldiers, textile makers to several other livelihoods.

The works are often referred to as "Company Paintings", or paintings created for the British taste during the Colonial Period, depicting the exoticism and indigenous qualities of Indian life. ...[more information available via subscription]

p4A Item D9839460
Category:  paintings    Origin:  Britain
Type:  board or panel, other media    Year:  1801 - 1900

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