N.p.n.d., some leaves watermarked 1881 and 1882.
Folio album [290 x 230 mm] of 72 watercolors dedicated to Indian crafts, 7 to Chinese boats on rice paper, one card and 1 Chinese painting in fabric, all mounted on colored paper. Black half-buckram, flat spine. Contemporary binding.
Precious watercolor album made in the 19th century mainly representing Indian daily life and crafts in the 19th century.
The album mainly consists of 72 superb watercolors of great delicacy of execution dedicated to Indian daily life and crafts as they were practiced in the 19th century. We can see: a fruit seller, a spice seller, farmers, a dyer, a potter, a musician, processions on elephants, etc.
The watercolors are in a particularly bright and shimmering coloring.
Unique collection composed of 72 watercolors dedicated to Indian customs and daily life in the 19th century, of a great artistic value and of the highest interest for the history of the crafts.