Posted on: 9 March 2014

A groom holding a horse's bridle and a chauri, attributed to Shaikh Muhammad Amir of Karraya
Calcutta, circa 1841

Watercolour on paper watermarked Whatman 1841, framed
227 x 127 mm.

Shaikh Muhammad Amir came from Karraya, an outlying district of Calcutta, and began painting for the British there in around 1830, becoming well-known and sought-after for his portrayal of their houses, servants, horses and dogs.

Source: Bonhams

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