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D’Oyly, Charles, Sir, and others
INDIAN SCRAPS. [PATNA AND ELSEWHERE, MID-1820S TO EARLY 1830S]
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,000 USD
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55
D’Oyly, Charles, Sir, and others
INDIAN SCRAPS. [PATNA AND ELSEWHERE, MID-1820S TO EARLY 1830S]
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,000 USD
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D’Oyly, Charles, Sir, and others
INDIAN SCRAPS. [PATNA AND ELSEWHERE, MID-1820S TO EARLY 1830S]
Oblong folio (9 3/4 x 12 in.; 247 x 305 mm). 49 leaves with mounted lithographed title-page and 89 mounted images of various sizes (lithographs, etchings, original ink sketches; some with contemporary hand-coloring), many lithographs signed and dates in the stone, a number of other images with contemporary title captions or artist's initials, images mostly mounted on rectos but a few on versos; one small lithograph defective, some minor scattered staining. Contemporary half brown morocco over marbled boards, the front cover mounted with a trimmed duplicate of the title lithograph; rubbed, spine restored. Half maroon morocco folding-case.
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Catalogue Note

A fascinating album compiled from the output of the Behar Lithograph Press, the Asiatic Lithographic Press of Calcutta, and other Indian ateliers. Apart from D'Oyly, most of the artists are identified only by initials, including G.W., C.W., W.P., and H.A. Subjects include landscapes, costume, occupations, ethnographic studies, and animals, domestic and wild. 

The note to D'Oyly's Behar Amateur Lithographic Scrap Book in Abbey's Travel (no, 446) mentions "a fat scrapbook in the Indian Office Library, containing a large number of mounted drawings by D'Oyly. … This volume has all the haphazard appearance of a personal or family scrapbook, but it carries on the front what appears to be a special title for the volume, a view incorporating the words 'Indian Scraps.'" It is possible, therefore, that either a very limited number of such scrapbooks were issued, each with its own unique contents, or that blank albums with the title Indian Scraps were published as scrapbooks to be filled by collectors. The present album is signed on the front free endpaper by George Ward, who owned and compiled the album and presumably is the artist responsible for the works here signed "G.W."

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