From merchants to emperors: British artists and India, 1757-1930

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Cornell University Press, 1986 - Art - 231 pages
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During the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, the British established a presence in India that was to last over three centuries. Throughout these years of British control, exciting moments of discovery occurred as the two cultures met and interacted.

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From merchants to emperors: British artists and India, 1757-1930

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This volume is a tour de force that will inform and enchant anyone interested in the British experience in India. Based on a series of lectures the authors delivered at the Pierpont Morgan Library in ... Read full review


Preface by Pratapaditya
Strangers in the Land of Regrets
Native Artists and Exotic

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Pratapaditya Pal is senior curator of Indian and Southeast Asian art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and author of this projected eight-volume catalog raisonne series. Respected internationally for his previous books on the art of Asia, Dr. Pal is also an Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Southern California.

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