TITLE

Artists from Afar

AUTHOR(S)
Greig, Charles
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Marg: A Magazine of the Arts;Jun2008, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on several of the company painters in the princely courts of India from 1770 to 1900. Tilly Kettle was the first professional portrait painter to go to India from Europe and it was his success in securing commissions from princely rulers that laid the foundation for his followers. The most important European painter to visit India, Johann Zoffany, arrived in Madras in August 1783. Arthur William Devis arrived in Madras on his return from China to England, five months after Zoffany's departure from Calcutta. Robert Home, whose career in India spanned the turn of the 18th-19th centuries, is also one of the painters at the Indian courts.
ACCESSION #
33550861

 

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