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Treasures of India

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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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