Company School Mica Paintings


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  • £1,200.00
  • €1,389 Euro
  • $1,674 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Company School Mica Paintings

Twelve Indian paintings in heavily pigmented colours on sheets of mica to be overlaid onto a gouache coloured card painted with a single face; the characters depicting various characters from daily life. Produced during the 19th century at Murshidabad, Patna, Benares and Oudh in northern and eastern India, and from Trichinopoly in southern India. Like other Company School paintings executed on paper in these regions, mica paintings were also primarily addressed to European settlers in India and therefore dealt mainly with local themes, including professions, such as washerman, gardener, cook, fish and vegetable vendor, or musicians and street acts. This toy has an English counterpart in the fashion dolls of the Regency period whereby a printed figure of a lady in undergarments could be dressed in various fashionable outfits with cut out and fold around gloves, bonnets and dresses.
Indian mid 19th century.


  • H: 11cm (4.5in)
  • W: 8cm (3.25in)


19th Century

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Walpoles is an antiques business that has been established for more than 35 years with an extensive stock which can be divided into three broad themes: "The Army" encompassing colonial furniture and works of art, folk art of the British soldier as well as campaign furniture, pictures and objects of a military theme; "The Navy" covering fine and folk art associated with the British Royal and Merchant Navy fleets as well as fine art and objects that fall under a title of "The China Trade"; and finally there is an established core of furniture, pictures and works of art typical of "The English Country House".

Founded by Graham Walpole, the business first set up in Church Street, in London’s Marylebone, and by the end of the 1980s had moved to Westbourne Grove, from where they dealt until the turn of the last century. In 2004 Walpoles relocated to their home town of Greenwich and joined the British Antiques Dealers Association but now work from 111 Portobello Road. Please be aware that this shop is too small to show all of the stock on the website and that you should make an enquiry before your journey to ensure that the item in question is there for you to see. We are open every day, with the exception of Sundays, between the hours of 10 a.m. & 4 p.m., (Saturday 7.00 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

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