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Europeans being entertained by dancers and musicians in a splendid Indian house in Calcutta during Durga puja

Europeans being entertained by dancers and musicians in a splendid Indian house in Calcutta  during Durga puja

Artist: Prinsep, William (1794-1874)

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1840

Shelfmark: WD4035

Item number: 4035

Length: 22.9

Width: 43.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of Europeans being entertained by dancers and musicians in a splendid Indian house during Durga puja by William Prinsep (1794-1874) dating from the 1830s-1840s. The subject matter and treatment is rather unlike Prinsep's normal style, and it is possible that this is based on another artist's composition, possibly W.F. Hutchisson's. William Prinsep, a merchant with the Calcutta firm of Palmer & Company, came from a family who had served in India for several generations. Five of his brothers were also in the country.

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