Lt-Col George Francis White
View near Jubberah in the Himalayas 1829

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View near Jubberah in the Himalayas
Date 1829
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 252 x 365 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1991
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This is one of three drawings recently acquired by the Tate Gallery which were made by Lt.-Col. George Francis White of the thirteenth regiment of foot when stationed in India between 1825 and 1846. White was an enthusiastic and accomplished amateur artist, and some of his drawings were worked up into finished watercolours by professional artists for publication in engraved form. This view near Jubberah, for example, served as the starting point for a watercolour by Turner (no.56) which was used as an illustration to White's 'Views in India, Chiefly among the Himalaya Mountains' (1836-7).

August 2004

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