Smithsonian Freer Gallery Sackler Gallery National Museum of Asian Art Gallery Guide to the Understanding South Asian Art
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When the British supplanted the Mughals as rulers of India, from the mid-eighteenth century onward, a new style known as Company painting (from the English East India Company) came into existence. Local artists adapted their manner to produce the type of accurate documentation of the world around them demanded by their new patrons. Today artists working in a multiplicity of media have found a new idiom that instills a sense of quality and confidence while invoking the strength and dignity of the past.
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Six Recruits, folio from the Fraser Album
Six Recruits, folio from the Fraser Album
by Ghulam Ali Khan
India, state of Haryana, 1815–16
Watercolor on paper
25.3 x 39.4 cm (9 15/16 x 15 1/2 in.)
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