Exhibition: Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company

This exhibition runs from Wed, 29th Jul 2020 to Sun, 13th Sep 2020. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

9th Aug 2020  
(11am - 3pm)
10th Aug 2020  
(11am - 3pm)
11th Aug 2020  
(11am - 3pm)
12th Aug 2020  
(11am - 3pm)
13th Aug 2020  
(11am - 3pm)
14th Aug 2020  
(11am - 3pm)
15th Aug 2020  
(11am - 3pm)

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: £13.50

Guest curated by writer and historian William Dalrymple, Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company is the first UK exhibition of works by Indian master painters commissioned by East India Company officials in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

It is an unprecedented opportunity to see these vivid and highly original paintings together for the first time, recognising them as among the greatest masterpieces of Indian painting.

The exhibition honours historically overlooked artists including Shaikh Zain ud-Din, Bhawani Das, Shaikh Mohammad Amir of Karriah, Sita Ram and Ghulam Ali Khan and sheds light on a forgotten moment in Anglo-Indian history. Reflecting both the beauty of the natural world and the social reality of the time, these dazzling and often surprising artworks offer a rare glimpse of the cultural fusion between British and Indian artistic styles during this period.

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