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Northern Indian School
A COLLECTION OF EIGHT PORTRAITS OF BIRDS SEEN IN THEIR NATIVE HABITATS
Estimate
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187
Northern Indian School
A COLLECTION OF EIGHT PORTRAITS OF BIRDS SEEN IN THEIR NATIVE HABITATS
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Northern Indian School
CIRCA 1850
A COLLECTION OF EIGHT PORTRAITS OF BIRDS SEEN IN THEIR NATIVE HABITATS
including a pair of Kalij Pheasants; a pair of Koklass Pheasants; probably a Snow Partridge; probably a Chukar; probably a Lesser Florican Bustard; and possibly a pair of Jays 
Quantity: 8
Each watercolour over pencil, heightened with bodycolour and gum arabic, all on J. Whatman wove paper, three watermarked: 1850;
each numbered verso, one inscribed in Hindi   
Largest 512 by 335 mm
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Provenance

James Andrew Broun-Ramsay, 1st Marquess of Dalhousie K.T. P.C. (1812-1860);
thence by family descent

Catalogue Note

These watercolours show eight colourful and exotic birds that are native to India. They were acquired, and perhaps commissioned, by James, 1st Marquess of Dalhousie, while he served as Governor-General of India between 1847 and 1856.  

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