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    HISTORY PAINTING MAKES €75,000 AT JAMES ADAM

    Wednesday, June 30th, 2021
    ENGLISH SCHOOL, ATTRIBUTED TO CAPTAIN ROBERT MELVILLE GRINDLAY (1786-1877)

    THIS historic English School portrait of a poignant moment in Indian history and one of triumph for Britain made a hammer price of €75,000 at the second day of the Fine Asian Art sale by James Adam in Dublin today. The unsigned oil on paper with a handwritten title on the back in French shows the king of Delhi and his suite at the time of his capture by the English army. The arrest of Bahadur Shah Zafar, King of Delhi and last Mughal Emperor took place 1857/09/20 before the Humayun’s tomb, where the former did find refuge. It was performed by Captain Hodson and did constitute a major event of the Sepoys Mutiny or First War of Independence, the first step towards the fall of the Mughal Empire. Captain Robert Melville-Grindlay is well-known for his illustrations transcribed in books of engravings such as Scenery, Costumes, and Architecture, chiefly on the Western Side of India.

    FINE ASIAN ART COMES UNDER THE HAMMER AT ADAMS

    Tuesday, June 29th, 2021
    UPDATE: THIS MADE 19,000 AT HAMMER

     THIS very large coral model of a standing lady with fan and lotus sprig comes up as lot 88 at the James Adam online sale of Fine Asian Art today and tomorrow. It dates to early 20th century China and is estimated at €20,000-€40,000. Fine Arts from China and Himalaya comes under the hammer today. Tomorrow it is the turn of fine arts from Vietnam, South East Asia, India, the Middle East, Japan and Korea.