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11. Street scene in Bombay
William Simpson (1823-1899), signed and dated 1862
Pencil and watercolor on paper
50 x 34 cm.

Published: Simpson, William, India Ancient and Modern (London, 1867), pl. 4. Also Pal, P & Dehejia, V., From Merchants to Emperor - British Artists and India 1757-1930, Ithaca and London, 1986, cover and pl. 1.
Exhibited Francesca Galloway, London;
Indian Graphic Arts from the Paul Walter Collection

Text by J. P. Losty

William Simpson (1823-1899) was a successful topographical artist who after a series of successful images of the Crimean War, was commissioned in 1859 by the publishers, Day and Son, to produce images of India for publication. On his return he produced India, Ancient and Modern (London, 1867), a series of illustrations of the country and its people with a descriptive text by John William Kaye. He made several later trips to India as well.