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    The first auction of Indian master artists who were commissioned by East India Company officials in the 18th and 19th centuries takes place at Sotheby’s in London on October 27. Ranging in their subject matter from individual animal and human studies to complex architectural panoramas these Company School Paintings encapsulate on paper the rich fauna, flora and architecture of the Subcontinent.

    They are from the American collector and art dealer Carlton C. Rochell, Jr. Rochell spent the first 18 years of his career at Sotheby’s, where he founded the Indian and Southeast Asian Art Department in 1988. He was on the Board of Directors and served as Managing Director of Sotheby’s Asia. In 2002, Rochell opened his own gallery in New York. Highlights of In an Indian Garden will go on view in Sotheby’s in New York from September 17-20, in Hong Kong from October 7-11 and London from October 22-26.  

    A Painted Stork Eating a Snail from the Impey Album, Signed by Shaykh Zayn al-Din, Company
    School, Calcutta, dated 1781 (est. £200,000-300,000) – formerly in the collection of
    Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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