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William Henry Florio Hutchisson
A NAUTCH AT THE COURT OF HUMAYUN JAH, NAWAB OF BENGAL (1810-1838) AT MURSHIDABAD, WITH THE NAWAB AND THE BRITISH RESIDENT SEATED ON THE RIGHT
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 GBP
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William Henry Florio Hutchisson
A NAUTCH AT THE COURT OF HUMAYUN JAH, NAWAB OF BENGAL (1810-1838) AT MURSHIDABAD, WITH THE NAWAB AND THE BRITISH RESIDENT SEATED ON THE RIGHT
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist

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William Henry Florio Hutchisson
DUBLIN C.1796 - 1876 FROME
A NAUTCH AT THE COURT OF HUMAYUN JAH, NAWAB OF BENGAL (1810-1838) AT MURSHIDABAD, WITH THE NAWAB AND THE BRITISH RESIDENT SEATED ON THE RIGHT

Catalogue Note

Hutchisson arrived in Murshidabad in 1835-36 and was the leading European painter in Bengal after George Chinnery, who had left for China in 1825. His work was popular with the local Indian rulers and he made enough money from portrait commissions in Calcutta and Murshidabad to buy two Indigo plantations and live the life of a country squire in colonial India. A portrait of the Nawab of Bengal with his son by Hutchisson is in the British Library. We are grateful to Charles Greig for his assistance with the cataloguing of this lot.

Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist

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London