Auction Date: 26/11/2014 at 01pm
India – Sikh Akali by Emily Eden. Rare tinted lithograph by L. Dickinson published by J. Dickinson & Son, London, 1844. Approx. 361 x 511mm. (14 x 20ins). From Portraits of the Princes & Peoples of India. Showing a group of fanatical Sikh Akalis, sketched by Emily Eden. The Hon. Emily Eden, a skilled water-colourist, accompanied her brother, Lord Auckland to the Court of Ranjit Singh when he was Governor General from 1835-1842. Her letters, later published in Up the Country, reflect her acerbic wit and keen observation of her surroundings.