Lush greenery with flowering trees and shrubs laden with fruits gives this landscape a circular arrangement. Distant sunlight in the sky glistens the landscape with its streaks falling at strategic junctures. The flowering tree in the foreground is seen glowing with the streaks of sunlight, falling on its leaves, providing them a deep red appearance. With two vertical mountains rising on either sides of this composition, emphasis is attributed towards the distant background with a river flowing through the middle ground.
Thick foliage amalgamates with the natural surroundings of this landscape along with various architectural elements in the background. Towards the right, a ruined circular spire makes a subtle appearance on the summit of the mountain. The foreground portrays three men dressed in the traditional attire of countrymen with jackets and long boots. The headgears of these men have been portrayed with attention.
This academic style reflects Richard Wilson’s work according to the 1931 catalogue by Sir Evan Cotton. Being an admired
British landscape painter, Wilson worked in Britain and Italy, He has been described in the Welsh Academy Encyclopedia as
the “most distinguished painter Wales has ever produced and the first to appreciate the aesthetic possibilities of his country”.
The rich collection of Rashtrapati Bhavan has treasures dating from 3rd century B.C.E to contemporary times. The earliest attempt at cataloguing these works of art was undertaken in 1931 by Sir Evan Cotton on the directions of Lord Irwin, then Viceroy. Subsequently a systematic effort to research and compile information on the art collection was initiated only during the tenure of President Pranab Mukherjee who assumed office on July 25, 2012.
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Winter scene with snow, Artist Unknown, Probably Late 18th century, Oil on Canvas,
Print on Art Paper
Print size: 34 x 44 cm / 13.5 x 17.5 inch
The Rashtrapati Bhavan contains a collection of four Chinese paintings which used to adorn the India Office Council Room corridors and were presented to Viceroy’s House in 1930 by Secretary of State for India. The paintings are believed to represent the socio-cultural fabric of China during the Qing dynasty, according to the 1931 catalogue authored by Sir Evan Cotton.
This painting titled, “Winter scene with snow” depicts a village ceremony, perhaps the beginning of the Chinese New Year. Swirling clouds and small snowy mountains can be seen in background. A circular procession of dancing villagers appears to be moving towards the central plane. Deep tones reflect European influences. People can be seen paying reverence to a temple with a characteristic Chinese roof. According to the 1931 catalogue, the empty blue sedan chairs on the left show that the priests are inside the temple. A performance is being staged towards the right of the temple pavilion and an ox stands atop the temple portico, reached through a flight of long horizontal steps. In the midst of this vast procession, a judge is being carried in a blue carriage. A circular banner in motion precedes this carriage. The temple ceremony seems to be followed by a military parade.
Landscape,Arthur Wiliam Devis / Unknown, Oil on Canvas
Print on Art Paper
Print size: 34 x 44 cm / 13.5 x 17.5 inch
This painting represents a scenic landscape extending into distant background with swirling clouds. Streaks of sunlight fall effectively on the clouds which seem to be radiant in their appearance. Craggy mountains in deep umber brown are painted across the horizontal frame of this composition.
Two individuals, dressed in western clothes can be seen in the foreground. The entire canvas is divided by a serene sea occupying the central ground in conventional academic style. Vegetal motifs and a tree are painted on one side of this expansive painting, directing the viewer’s eye to the detailed landscape in the background.
This painting is attributed to A.W. Devis in the 1931 catalogue. However some scholars have argued that it could be by other artists, based on stylistic conventions. Arthur William Devis was born in 1762 in London as the nineteenth child of the artist Arthur Devis and his wife Elizabeth Faulkner. He was renowned for his skill as a British painter of history paintings and portraits. Appointed as draughtsman by the East India Company in 1783, under Captain Henry Wilson, he made Bengal his workplace in India. He painted portraits and historical subjects, sixty-five of which he exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, London during 1779-1821.
An infinite sky in subdued shades can be seen with a stretch of water in the foreground which reflects the skyline on its surface. Lush green trees form a layered background with architectural elements in white chromes. The central focus is the Government House in Barrackpur, represented as a large white bungalow with the river flowing in front.
Pillared bungalows are reflected in calm waters subtly drawing interest to the left side of the painting, A flag of the Empire stands tall towards the extreme left of the painting, being witness to the sailing boats in the foreground. The tranquil waters show several individuals in their Indian attire, engaged in varied activities atop small boats.
Barrackpore in west Bengal, is the oldest cantonment in India built in 1772. The Government House and the estate were built to provide the Viceroy with a suburban residence outside Calcutta. Barrackpur was also witness to several acts of rebellion against the British in the 19th century. This painting was presented to the Viceroy’s House, New Delhi by Lord and Lady Willingdon.
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