Watercolor and white gouache highlighting on heavy paper landscape, 7 3/4" by 10 1/4", unframed (an early ruled mat with handwritten title and "19th CENTy." surrounds it), unsigned, the subject a hilly location in India (possibly a "hill station" in the foothills of the Himalayas). Note the fine detail including structures, tall skinny palms, a flag pole, etc. This probably dates to the 1860's or 1870's, and was likely executed by an English artist traveling through the region at the time. Topographical and travel art is popular, entire auctions devoted to it in London. This fine early, rare view is highly collectable. Condition is excellent with just old tape residue, and a small edge tear at top center.
Topographical art original 19th century landscape watercolor "British India"