Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company

  • through April 19, 2020
  • The Wallace Collection, London
This is the first UK exhibition of works by Indian master painters commissioned by East India Company officials in the late 18th and 19th centuries. It is an unprecedented opportunity to see these vivid and highly original paintings together for the first time, recognizing them as among the greatest masterpieces of Indian painting. The exhibition of historically overlooked artists includes Shaikh Zain ud-Din, Bhawani Das, Shaikh Mohammad Amir of Karriah, Sita Ram and Gulam Ali Kham, shedding light on a largely forgotten moment in Anglo-Indian history. Reflecting both the beauty of the natural world and the social reality of time, these artworks offer a rare glimpse of the cultural fusion between British and Indian artistic styles during this period.
Smithsonian Institution
Sheikh Mohammah Amir, English Gig, c. 1840

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