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Creator:
William Simpson, 1823–1899
Title:

Dust Storm Coming On, near Jeypore, Rajpootana

Additional Title(s):

Dust Storm Coming on Nr Jeypore Rajpootana

Dust Storm Coming On, Near Jeypore, Rajputana

Date:
1863
Materials & Techniques:
Watercolor and gouache over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 × 20 inches (35.5 × 50.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in black ink, lower left: "Dust storm coming on | Nr Jeypore Rajpootana"

Signed and dated in brown ink, lower left:"Wm. Simpson 1863"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.3.265
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
agricultural equipment | carrying | chhatris | domes | dust-storm | funerary structures | genre subject | labor | landscape | men | monument | oxen | turbans | weather | working
Associated Places:
Asia | India | Jeypore | Orissa | Rajputana
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:12230
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In the aftermath of the Indian Rebellion of 1857, Simpson planned to make a volume of lithographs of India that he hoped would set him up for life. He set out for the subcontinent to make the drawings for the volume late in 1859. It took three years of work in India and another four years after he returned home to produce the lithographs. Unfortunately the publisher went bust before the volumes were completed, and Simpson saw no financial gain for all his work. The site Simpson chose for this view was Gaitor, five miles from Jaipur, which from 1743 had been the cremation place for the Kachhawaha kings. The small domed structures are chhatris, monuments erected on the site of the cremation.

Gallery label for Great British Watercolors from the Paul Mellon Collection at the Yale Center for British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 2008-06-09 - 2008-08-17)

Great British Watercolors from the Paul Mellon Collection at the Yale Center for British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 2008-06-09 - 2008-08-17) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

Great British Watercolors from the Paul Mellon Collection at the Yale Center for British Art (The State Hermitage Museum, 2007-10-23 - 2008-01-13) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

Great British Watercolors from the Paul Mellon Collection at the Yale Center for British Art (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 2007-07-11 - 2007-09-30) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

From Merchants to Emperors - British Artists in India 1757-1930 (Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1986-10-02 - 1987-01-04) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

From Merchants to Emperors - British Artists in India 1757-1930 (The Morgan Library & Museum, 1986-05-01 - 1986-07-31) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Pratapaditya Pal, From merchants to emperors, British artists and India, 1757-1930 , Cornell University Press, Ithaca, 1986, p. 122, fig. 116, N8214.5 I5 P25 + OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Yale Center for British Art, Great British watercolors : from the Paul Mellon Collection, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2007, pp. 200-201, no. 88, ND1928 .Y35 2007 (LC)+ Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]


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