The Newsletter 61 Autumn 2012

A picturesque journey through India 1786-1794. Watercolours by Thomas and William Daniell

Roland Steffan

Until recently, two large graphic portfolios containing 65 watercolours, each of respectable size, were part of the many unrecovered treasures of the St Gallen ethnographic collections. Their delicately and impressively painted motifs of the Orient, or more specifically, images of India, reflected the romantic style of the time, but the painters’ names, the dates of creation and their origins were at first a mystery.

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