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1830-1840, India
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1830-1840, India
1830-1840, India
1830-1840, INDIA
Indian Company Paintings 1830 to 1840
Indian Company Paintings 1830 To 1840
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

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Janes commented Aug 01, 2013:

Thanks Meera,

I love these transparencies. When they were first produced they must have been wonderful to view because the colours would have been so vibrant. Unfortunately they are in poor repair and the set is incomplete, I think.

Meera commented Aug 01, 2013:

Actually, he's churning butter, ie, he is making butter from cream. Making ghee would involve heating the butter. 

Ejonesk65 commented Jun 30, 2011:

Making Ghee from Butter

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