A view of a European city, Company School style, Murshidabad, 19th century
4,000 - 6,000 GBP
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- gouache, paper
- painting: 22.5 by 36.6cm.
leaf: 24 by 37cm.
gouache on stout paper, narrow black border
This scene was painted in nineteenth-century India in the Company School style, a phrase coined to describe the Indo-European style that many artists in major tourist cities adopted when painting for their European patrons. In this painting, a body of water is surrounded by white European-style buildings. On the left side ladies in bright clothing watch as the Indian God Vishnu sits in a boat and is serenaded by female musicians while on the other side of the lake a prince in a chariot is welcomed onto a boat by three female attendants.