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Two Bombay Grenadiers

1800-1810

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.

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: APF

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: APF

Title: Two Bombay Grenadiers
Geography: India
Date: 1800-1810
Medium: gouache and watercolour on paper
Classification: miniature
Dimensions: 26.8 x 40.2 cm (painting), 32 x 45 cm (folio)
Inventory number: LAD 2011.097
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