C. Vidal, Prabal, Matheran, India - Original 19th-century watercolour painting




An original 19th-century watercolour painting, C. Vidal Prabal, Matheran, India.

This dramatic watercolour depicts the breathtaking view across the Prabal Hills on the western side of Matheran, India.

Monogrammed lower right. Inscribed lower left.
Foxing as shown. Laid down on backing paper.
16.1cm x 23.6cm.
Unframed.

This painting forms part of an interesting collection we have by C. Vidal depicting scenes around the Matheran landscape in India, dating from the late 19th century. There is one painting in the group by “General Hogg”, presumed to be Major-General George Crawford Hogg (1842-1941), who entered the Bombay Cavalry in 1858 and was Quartermaster General, Bombay 1891-95. It therefore is likely that Vidal was also a military man, who engaged in watercolour painting presumably as recreation and to record the spectacular and picturesque landscape around him in India. Most of the collection are signed and inscribed, and some are dated.

JA-362


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