Day 2 Lot 956

India - The Thugs (Stranglers) of India original...

Auction Date: 30/10/2020 at 10am



India - The Thugs (Stranglers) of India original engraving 1857 after a painting by August Theodore Scoeft who travelled over India 1838-1842 and executed many paintings. This image depicts a halt at the Shrine of Ganesh with a Thug about to strangle a guest seated on a carpet, the original caption by the artist supposedly states that the two men standing behind them are nujeeb (policemen in disguise), the rest being Thugs. The original oil painting was sold at Christies in Oct 2009, 34x24cm laid to card

Guide Price: £60.00 - £80.00

(Not sold)