Sale 12AN01 | Lot 1008

English School 18th Century Meeting between General Clive and the Nawab Mir Jafar after the Battle of Plassey

Catalogue: Estate of Lee B. Anderson

Lot Details

Lot 1008
English School 18th Century Meeting between General Clive and the Nawab Mir Jafar after the Battle of Plassey
18th Century
Meeting between General Clive and the Nawab Mir Jafar after the Battle of Plassey
Inscribed indistinctly F.M. Wor... R.A. on stretcher
Oil on canvas
20 x 23 3/4 inches
Provenance:
Mr. Heywood, UK, by 4 April 1959
Spink & Son, London, acquired from the above by 7 September 1961
Possibly Edward T. Pawlin, Esq., Wickersham Gallery, New York
Literature:
The Times of London, Apr. 4, 1959, illus. pg 9 (as attributed to Mather Brown)
This painting relates to a series of four decorative canvases painted in 1762 by Francis Hayman for the Rotunda of Vauxhall Gardens. The defeat in 1757 of the Nawab of Bengal and his French Allies by the British at the Battle of Plassey confirmed the dominance of the British East India Company in South Asia for the next century.


C Sold to Benefit the Lee B. Anderson Memorial Foundation

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
Sold for $18,750 (includes buyer's premium)

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Additional Notes & Condition Report

Glue relined. Dirty varnish. Frame rubbing. Areas of skinning. Scattered areas of paint separation and craquelure. Scattered inpainting throughout the sky. Dense varnish, unable to detect further restoration under UV light.


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Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000
Sold for $18,750 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estate of Lee B. Anderson

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