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Shah Alam, Mughal emperor, reviewing the 3rd brigade of the East India Company's troops at Allahbad
Title Shah Alam, Mughal emperor, reviewing the 3rd brigade of the East India Company's troops at Allahbad
Museum Name Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata
Gallery Name Durbar Hall
Object Type Painting
Main Material
Medium Oil on Canvas
Main Artist Tilly Kettle (1735-86)
Artist's Nationality British
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data Born in London, 31 Jan. 1735; died in Aleppo, Turkey [now Halab, Syria], 1786. English portrait painter. After working in the Midlands and London, he became one of the first British painters to risk a long visit to India, where he spent the years 1769-76 and made a fortune painting nabobs and princes. He died on his way out a second time, having found it much harder to achieve success in England. Kettle's style was derivative (of Reynolds, Cotes, and Romney), but he 'ranks fairly high among the lesser portraitists of his time.' Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press).
Provenance Maharaja of Burdwan, 1979
School British Academic School
Period / Year of Work 1781
Dimensions 304.8x559cm
Brief Description Shah Alam II (1728-1806), Mughal Emperor, reviewing the 3rd Brigade of the East India Company's troops at Allahabad.