• At the Races - circa 1790 -
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    Pen and grey ink and watercolour  on laid paper with Whatman watermark

    41.4 by 72.6 cm., 16 ? by 28 ? inches

     

    Provenance:

    Dover Street Arts Club, London

     

    Traditionally attributed to Robert Dighton (1751-1814), this may be attributable to William Mason (1724-1797) who produced a number of horse-racing scenes in the late 18th century, several of which were engraved.

  • Moulmein looking North from near the Talien Barracks, Burma -
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    Signed on part of old mount, dated 10th October 1855 and inscribed with title

    Watercolour over pencil

    22.8 by 36.4 cm., 9 by 14 ? inches

     

    Moulmein (or Mawlamyine) was the first capital of British Burma between 1826 and 1852 after the area was ceded to Britain under the Treaty of Yandabo. It is situated in the Salween river delta and is flanked by low hills dotted with ancient pagodas. 

     

    It is mentioned in the opening line of Kipling?s poem `Mandalay?:

     

    "By the old Moulmein pagoda

    Lookin' lazy at the sea

    There's a Burma girl a-settin'

    and I know she thinks o' me".

  • Pa-an on the Salween river, Burma -
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    Signed on part of old mount, dated 4th October 1854 and inscribed with title

    Watercolour over pencil

    24.9 by 36.4 cm., 9 by 14 ? inches

     

    Pa-an or Hpa-An is the capital of Kayin state in south-east Burma.

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