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Indian Company Paintings
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Indian Company Paintings
1830-1840, India, Uploaded by janes at 2010/06/08
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The style of these paintings on mica is European. The Europeans found it hard to relate to the Indian style of painting and so taught the Indians to paint in a European style. Many of these European patrons worked for companies such as The East Indian Company hence the name 'Company Paintings.' In fact there were Indian patrons as well. The style was, as the V&A records, 'documentary rather than imaginative,' covering scenes from everyday life.

Thought to date from 1830-1840 and to depict camp life (see http://www.sharehistory.org/projects/91-indian-company-paintings

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