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Galloway, Francesca
The allure of India : Company School Painting from Murshidadad & Patna 1795-1830 / Francesca Galloway.
London : Francesca Galloway, 2017.
Physical Description:
24 sheets in 1 portfolio : chiefly color illustrations ; 33 x 45 cm
Reference Library
Folio F N 115
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This exhibition focuses on the development of Company School style from 1795-1830 as seen in two sets of paintings made for British patrons in Bengal and in Bihar. These paintings reflect the taste and interests of East-India Company officers who were drawn to the romantic novelty of India and wished to record the exotic environment in which they lived. They commissioned pictures of Hindu and Muslim festivals and processions, weddings, court ceremonies as well as architectural monuments and ruins, including the Taj Mal and the Red Fort in Agra. They also commissioned watercolours of their Neo-classical mansions, their estates often with their family ensuite, taking the air on elephant or planquin. These paintings were executed by Indian artists trained in the style of contemporary British watercolourists.
Subject Terms:
Art -- India.
Art, British -- India.
Art, Indic.
Company painting -- India -- Murshidadad -- Exhibitions.
Company painting -- India -- Patna -- Exhibitions.
Watercolor painting -- India -- Murshidadad.
Watercolor painting -- India -- Patna.
Francesca Galloway (Gallery)

  • A set of 12 Murshidabad watercolours (1795-1810)
  • A set of 9 Patna watercolours of festivals and processions (1820-1830).