An image of An allegory of imperial power

Company school

(India late 18th century – late 19th century)

An allegory of imperial power

Other titles:
Akbar and Aurangzeb, Akbar with young Salim and Jahangir
Not on display
Place of origin
Thanjavur (Tanjore), Tamil Nadu, India
Cultural origin
Company school
circa 1770
Painting, Watercolour
opaque watercolour with gold on paper
21.5 x 17.0 cm image; 28.0 x 23.0 cm sheet
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Gift of Mr George Sandwith 1957
Accession number
Warren Hastings, circa 1770-1818, England, possibly commissioned in Madras (Chennai), India by Hastings between 1769 and 1772. Probably exported from India to England, 1785 or before. Held in the collection of Warren Hastings until his death in 1818.
Marian Hastings, 1818-1837, England, inherited from Warren Hastings.
Charles von Imhoff, 1837, England, inherited from Marian Hastings.
Private Collection, pre Aug 1853, England, purchased by a resident on the estate of Daylesford House from a sale of the contents of Daylesford House, Worcestershire (Gloucestershire from 1931), 22–27 August 1853 or before.
George Sandwith, 1939-18 Apr 1958, England, purchased on the estate of Daylesford House, Gloucestershire, 1939. Presented by Mr George Sandwith FRGS to the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. 25 October 1957, received 18 April 1958.