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Monday, September 27, 2021


Exhibition Public - USA & Canada

Emily Eden: Portraits of the Princes and Peoples of India

Phoenix Art Museum
1625 North Central Ave.,
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Oct 01, 2021 To Nov 07, 2021


Detail: Emily Eden: Portraits of the Princes and Peoples of India offers a view of 19th-century India through the eyes of British novelist and artist Emily Eden.

Through more than 20 hand-painted lithographs on loan to the Museum from The Khanuja Family Collection, Emily Eden: Portraits of the Princes and Peoples of India offers a view of 19th-century India through the eyes of British novelist and artist Emily Eden. Eden traveled to India in 1836 with her brother, Lord Auckland, who served as Governor-General of India from 1836–42 and whose status provided Eden with unusual access to Indian royalty and the country’s remote regions. She documented her travels through both extensive letters, which she later published as a travel book, and detailed sketches, which she had privately printed as a set of lithographs upon her return to England in 1842. These works depict a range of subjects, from maharajas and servants, to camel drivers and the Sikh rulers of the Punjab, in exquisite detail through the eyes of an outsider.

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Emily Eden, <em>The Rajah of Patiala (the largest Sikh principality) on his State elephant</em>
Emily Eden, The Rajah of Patiala (the largest Sikh principality) on his State elephant
1844
Hand-painted chromolithograph on paper

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