Three pictures throw considerable light on the early history of the painting of Chamba, another Punjab Hill State which is known to have possessed a local school of painting in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

The pictures suggest that the school developed as an off-shoot from Basohli, losing something of its burning ferocity but gaining a tranquil and open-eyed serenity. Part of a collection of 111 paintings belonging to Sir William Rothenstein purchased by the V&A.


Collection of Sir William Rothenstein.

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