Exhibition title: Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company
Duration: until Sunday 13 September 2020
Location: The Wallace Collection, Hertford House, London, UK
Thanks to the generosity of its lenders and supporters, Forgotten Masters, in partnership with DAG, has reopened and will be on display for a limited period until Sunday 13 September.
Guest curated by 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 and sheds light on a forgotten moment in Anglo-Indian history. Reflecting both 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.
Tickets are very limited due to maintaining social distancing and current opening hours, so advance booking is essential.
For more information about the exhibition see the website here.