Charles Smith, Painter to the Great Mogul.
[n.d., c. 1795.]
Stipple. Sheet size: 175 x 95mm (7 x 3¾"). Fine impression, cut nearly to image.
A portrait of Charles Smith (1749 - 1824) half-length, directed to the left, facing towards the front. He is wearing a turban and a dark cloak with a light frill, holding rolled up papers in his right hand. Smith was a Scottish artist who worked initially as a painter of portraits but later also painted mythological and whimsical subjects. Smith left England for India in 1783 and travelled widely, spending time in Calcutta, Madras, Lucknow and probably Delhi, where he may have painted the Mughal emperor.
[Ref: 36888] £75.00