SIR CHARLES D'OYLY (1781-1845)

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Lot 63

SIR CHARLES D'OYLY (1781-1845)

A LAKESIDE SCENE IN INDIA

watercolour

15.0 x 18.0cm / 6 x 7in

Provenance: The D'Oyly Family Eyre & Hobhouse Sir Charles D'Oyly, 7th Baronet, travelled to Bangladesh (then India) in 1797 as a Civil Servant. In 1808 he was made Collector of Dakha, becoming City Collector of Customs in Kolkata in 1818. Sir Charles retired in 1838 to Italy where he spent the remainder of his life. During his time in India he was a prolific painter, and his pictures of the Mughal Ruins of Dakha were published in a folio of engravings by Sir Edwin Landseer in 1814. George Chinnery spent a long period with D'Oyly during his early career. The pair became close friends while travelling together and Chinnery had a great deal of influence on D'Oyly's style. Dickinson & Co. published D'Oyly's drawings of Views of Calcutta and its Environs in 1848, later publishing a complete edition after D'Oyly's death in 1845.