Patna School, early 19th century

Dancing girls and Musicians

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Two, bodycolour, one on paper watermarked: SMITH & ALLNUTT 1815

Each 20.5 x 33.5 cm

Provenance: Mrs Baldock

The Company School artists of the Patna School specialised in the depiction of everyday activities for their British patrons. The name Company School describes the unique genre which evolved as the painting styles of Western and Mughal traditions merged.