''Hindoostan'' art exhibition underway at Cymroza Gallery

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Mumbai, Nov 20 (UNI) ''Hindoostan'', a nine-day art exhibition comprising of original paintings in oils and watercolors by distinguished European artists, is being held at the Cymroza Gallery here.

The exhibition, which will be on till November 27, includes rare, museum quality paintings and prints done by great European artists working on the Indian Sub Continent in the 18th and 19th centuries.

The exhibition also consists of prints by distinguished European artists including William Hodges, Thomas and William Daniell, J B Fraser, Eduard Hildebrendt, Henry Salt, and Willaim Simpson, among others.

These artists have concentrated on the rural scenes of villagers with their animals and often portrayed the more humble side of Indian life in contrast to the lives of their English patrons.

William Hodges, who traveled to India between 1780-83, produced his ''Select Views of India'' in 1787. The uncle and nephew team of Thomas and William Daniell toured the country extensively, making sketches of watercolors, which they took back to England and produced their famous six-volume series of aquatints, ''Oriental Scenery''.

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