A small water colour of a Coastal House in India.
This painting is well observed and drawn, showing a sailing boat in the sea and cows crazing. It might be difficult to tell which country this is, if didn’t come to us as part of a large folio of sketches, paintings and cartoons collected by someone living in India in the early 19th century. Well known people of the day such as Sir William Cavendish Bentinck (Governor General of India from1827-35), Sir Robert Stevenson (soldier and sportsman) and Lord Combermere (Commander in Chief in India) are all featured in the folio. Amateur artists as well as such well known painters as Sir Charles D’Oyly are also represented.
The card is stuck down to a piece of paper which has a poem written to the back. It’s is likely that this painting was by an accomplished amateur artist, perhaps recording his or her own house. Circa 1830.