This captivating art is painted by Emily, the seventh daughter of Baron Auckland, Emily accompanied her brother, Lord Auckland to India during the period he was Governor-General from 1835-42. Her letters to her sister, published in 1866 as ‘Up the Country’, reflect her acid wit and keen observation of her surroundings. She was a skilled watercolourist and throughout her stay in India made a large number of paintings which are now in the Victoria Memorial Hall, Calcutta. Emily had a unique opportunity to draw the people of India.
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