ATTACK ON FORT, KUTCH c1800, GOUACHE ON PAPER, 41 x 30 CM. PORTVALE COLLECTION – TAASA Review June 2010

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many seem to be Chinese sporting pigtails.

Needing to locate the images somewhere distant, the artist has probably again used available pictorial notions of the exotic. Ambiguity is also there in the image of what is probably St Pauls in London.

Presumably derived from a foreign print, the painting retains the use of hatching lines, but these are used to artistic effect to define those parts of the building in shadow...