For the first time, the former East India Company’s entire art collection will be on display
Opening on 29 July, the Forgotten Masters exhibit at the Wallace Collection will showcase some of the world’s greatest Indian paintings.
The exhibition is guest curated by the renowned 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.
It aims to shed light on a forgotten moment in Anglo-Indian history.
Reflecting 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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