William Simpson

Cashmere Shawls, Weaving.

Chromolithograph, 1867.
Image size 14 x 10" (35.4 x 25.4 cm)
Very good condition and color.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 77779
Price: $500.00
Publisher : Published by Day and Son, Ltd. Gate Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, W.C.
A rare lithograph from William Simpson’s “India Ancient and Modern - A Series of Illustrations of the Country and People of India and Adjacent Territories.” William Simpson (1823-1899) was Scottish born artist and war correspondent that forged his reputation in the Crimea War. For this series he was commissioned by the noted publisher Day & Son to travel to India and record the places affected by the events of the 'Mutiny' of 1857. The resulting works were intended to rival David Roberts' Holy Land in scope and quality. By 1866 Simpson had delivered 250 watercolors. Unfortunately in 1867 Day & Son went into bankruptcy. In the end only fifty images were published and the production was very limited. Printed on paper and mounted on card as issued.Printed on paper, mounted on card, as issued. 18th-19th Century Subjects , Trades And Industries , Miscellaneous Professions