Treasures of India

Giles Tillotson on Francois Balthazard Solvyns' Paintings of Indians from the 19th Century

Historically, portraits were normally done of kings, queens and people who were either powerful or famous. But, a series of portraits done by Flemish artist Francois Balthazard Solvyns at the turn of the 19th century in Calcutta, give us a rare glimpse of ordinary people. On display at DAG's exhibition at the Bikaner House in Delhi, Curator Giles Tilotson gives us an exclusive...


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