Two Bombay Grenadiers
Indian artists quickly picked up the style of British painters known both through reproductions and through original drawings and paintings. Here we see the example of a work very close to European art but highly original in its technique − a combination of gouache and watercolour − and its subject. Two brightly uniformed sepoys, Indian soldiers recruited by the East India Company, are shown in a clearing with trees of rapidly decreasing size stretching away to create an atmospheric perspective.
|Title: Two Bombay Grenadiers|
|Medium: gouache and watercolour on paper|
|Dimensions: 26.8 x 40.2 cm (painting), 32 x 45 cm (folio)|
|Inventory number: LAD 2011.097|
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