From Merchants to Emperors: British Artist in India, 1757-1930

From Merchants to Emperors: British Artist in India, 1757-1930

by Pratapaditya Pal, Vidya Dehejia
     
 

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During the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, the British established a presence in India that was to last almost two centuries. Throughout these years of British control, exciting moments of discovery occurred as the two cultures interacted. From Merchants to Emperors, a collection of drawings, watercolors, photographs, prints and sketchbooks together with a fascinating…  See more details below

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During the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, the British established a presence in India that was to last almost two centuries. Throughout these years of British control, exciting moments of discovery occurred as the two cultures interacted. From Merchants to Emperors, a collection of drawings, watercolors, photographs, prints and sketchbooks together with a fascinating narrative written by two eminent authorities on India, provides a record of the lives of the British in their adopted land.

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Library Journal
This volume is a tour de force that will inform and enchant anyone interested in the British experience in India. Based on a series of lectures the authors delivered at the Pierpont Morgan Library in connection with an exhibit for the Festival of India, the text enticingly portrays the British fascination with visual representations of India. The 223 illustrations include drawings, watercolors, photographs, prints, and sketchbooks; 120 of them come from the Paul F. Walter Collection in New York, the rest from a dozen public and private collections. An excellent choice for academic and large public libraries. Donald Clay Johnson, Coll. of William & Mary Lib., Williamsburg, Va.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801493867
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1986
Series:
7/22/2002
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
231
Product dimensions:
8.35(w) x 12.02(h) x 0.85(d)

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