General Hogg, Seated Musician India - Original 19th-century watercolour painting

An original 19th-century watercolour painting, General Hogg Seated Musician India.

A monochrome pen and brown ink drawing with watercolour wash. On laid, laid down on backing paper. On the verso of the backing paper is adhered part of a lithograph print inscribed "Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc.".

The backing paper is inscribed "By Gen.l Hogg".
The image is in fine condition. There is some foxing to the backing paper.
14.9cm x 17.4cm.

The artist is presumed to be Major-General George Crawford Hogg (1842-1941) who entered the Bombay Cavalry in 1858 and served in the Second Afghan War 1878-80. He was Quartermaster General, Bombay 1891-95 and commanded the Deesa District 1895-1900.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. Vidal was likely also a military man, who engaged in watercolour painting presumably as recreation and to record the spectacular and picturesque landscape around him in India.


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