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Indian, Himalayan &
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Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art

Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch Ltd.

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Flat 3, 16-17 Pall Mall
London, SW1Y 5LU
United Kingdom

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Company School Paintings

A large Indian Company School watercolor of a grey heron is one of the outstanding watercolors we are offering during this Asia Week Autumn 2023 season. When Lady Impey’s ornithological albums, commissioned by her in Calcutta in the 1770s, were seen by the scientific community in England following her return around 1808, they caused a sensation. Never had such realistic images been seen and their reception was rightly lauded. Here, perhaps forty years later, the tradition has been perfected by artists responding to decades of British patronage. However, the political and economic scene was about to change and within ten years the genre had declined and would soon vanish.