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Watercolour of a burmese landscape

Watercolour of a burmese landscape

  • Place of origin:

    Kalaw (painted)
    Burma

  • Date:

    ca. 1920 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Captain Braxton Sinclair, RE., FRIBA, W. (painter)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour on paper in contemporary mount and frame.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs. Mary Simpson

  • Museum number:

    IS.69-1978

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Burmese landscape showing a white painted stupa with a golden thi (umbrella), low trees and hills in the distance

Place of Origin

Kalaw (painted)
Burma

Date

ca. 1920 (painted)

Artist/maker

Captain Braxton Sinclair, RE., FRIBA, W. (painter)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour on paper in contemporary mount and frame.

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed on the back of the frame "Early Pagoda on mountain crest, Kalaw, Burma

Dimensions

Height: 34.6 cm frame, Width: 28.3 cm frame, Height: 19.7 cm sight measurement of painting, Width: 14.7 cm sight measurement of painting, Depth: 1.4 cm frame

Object history note

The Kalaw mentioned is almost certainly the one lying SE of Mandalay and W of Inle Lake, on the railway to Tanaggyi.

Descriptive line

Painting of a Burmese landscape titled "Early Pagoda on Mountain Crest, Kalaw Burma". Watercolour on paper. Artist Captain W. Braxton Sinclair, RE., FRIBA, ca. 1920.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Sir H.T. White's Burma: an illustration of Tanggyi (which does not show the stupa, however, is given on pp. 19 where it is described as a popular summer resort.

Production Note

The Kalaw mentioned is almost certainly the town in the Shan Hills lying SE of Mandalay and W of Inle Lake.

Materials

Paper; Watercolour

Techniques

Painting

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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