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Natural History Art, Mammals, Giraffe, Zebra, Anglo-Indian Watercolors, c. 1900



Anglo-Indian School: c. 1900
Watercolor on paper
Signed indistinctly
8 x 13.25 inches
Provenance: Christie’s South Kensington, Wildlife Sale
$400 each

Sensitively rendered original natural history studies of African animals in their natural settings: one of a zebra, the other of a herd of giraffes with two rhinoceros visible in the lower left. The realistic portrayals and meticulous detail of the animals (from muscles to individual hairs) demonstrate the artist’s understanding of their anatomy. These works represent the Western style adopted by artists in India, who painted images of animals and flowers for the English market.

Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall light toning and wear. Llama with few short marginal tears, restored.

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Late 19th/Early 20th Century