Guest curated by renowned writer and historian William Dalrymple, this is the first UK exhibition of works by Indian master painters commissioned by East India Company officials in the late 18th and 19th centuries.

This 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 works offer a rare glimpse of the cultural fusion between British and Indian artistic styles during this period.

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The Wallace Collection

Hertford House, Manchester Square, London, Greater London, W1U 3BN

020 7563 9500

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Daily, including bank holidays, 10am – 5pm Closed 24 – 26 Dec

Free to all

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