Charming Anglo-Indian lithograph entitled SIMLA (a city in northern India, on the Himalayas, now known as Shimla). Text below the image reads as follows: "Drawn from Nature & on stone by Captn. J. Luard. SIMLA. Printed by C. Hullmandel." John Luard (1790-1875) fought as a soldier at Waterloo, served in the 16th Lancers in India from 1822 and in 1838 became Military Secretary to the Commander-in-Chief. He is often referred to as 'one of the most talented of the amateur artists who depicted India'. His works have sold at major international auction houses and are part of the collections of important museums such as the Metropolitan in New York. Beautifully framed with a raw silk mat. Engraving unexamined outside of frame. In very good used condition with minor imperfections to black frame as shown. Photo taken through glass which explains reflections. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: Frame: 17.75" by 15.75"; Visible Image (mat opening): 11" by 8" approximately.