Posted on: 20 April 2014

A street scene in Bombay, India, 1855
Painting by a British artist; William Carpenter
Watercolour on paper

William Carpenter (1818-1899) travelled through India from 1850 to 1856 painting portraits and pictures of rulers and their courts and Indian scenery. He travelled to Calcutta via Bombay and Sri Lanka and then up to Delhi and the Punjab frequently dressing in Indian style during his journeys. He stayed in Kashmir from 1854-55, obviously delighting in the scenery and people. Later visiting Afghanistan and then moving south to Rajasthan. On his return to England he exhibited Indian scenes at the Royal Academy between 1857 and 1866.

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So amazing!


Were there any Indian Painters who recorded the life of those years in India?

William Carpenter (1818-1899) travelled through India, who painted India & indians

Very nice painting

Serene ....Sublime...