View in India with a dry riverbed and Moghul tombs in the distanceArtist: William Simpson RI (1823 - 1842)

Items / Watercolours


William Simpson travelled to India in 1854 and again in 1875. He was a very good watercolourist and draughtsman. He was working originally for the lithographers Day and Son who originally comissioned him to go to the Crimea to record the naval battles . After Day went bankrupt he later worked for the Illustrated London News. During his travels he visited India, Russia ,Circassia ,Abyssinia with Napier,China, Japan and America.
This is an unfinished work, which Simpson never worked up to a finished state.

  • Dimensions:
    H 45.5cm x W 69cm
    H 17¾" x W 27"
  • Reference Number: 2309