‘Farmhouse’ British-India Watercolour Painting 1940
An old 1940s British-India watercolour painting titled ‘Farmhouse’. This vintage 1940 impressionist watercolour painting is housed in a modern frame. The artist’s sign is not clear it vaguely reads “R C Xavier”. The painting exudes a certain calmness and tranquillity. The location is not known but could be Ooty, Coonoor, Kodaikanal, Coorg, etc or even England. Where the Englishman would most likely return after his retirement from India.
There was a sprinkling of officers with artistic talent in the military or in the civil services working in British India. Since many of them worked in India. Their delicate watercolours or oil paintings are fascinating records of the locations they encountered in the Indian subcontinent. Being a colonial artist seems to have been one of the best recreational past times. But many others were also proficient in music, theatre, sports and games, etc. Click on the image for better view.
Did you know – once the artist officers moved to England after their tenure many carried their artwork with them, but many also left it behind along with their household items sold to a potential home buyer.
From the collection – Ernakulam Market By Cargo Boats, Old Photo 1940s., British Soldiers Club Bangalore – Old Postcard 1900., North View Of Bangalore Fort, Old 1794 Print., Old Book 1887, Dupleix And The Empire Of India.