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The Indian Room at Osborne House

Attributed to Henry William Brewer (1836-1903)circa 1903

Royal Collection Trust, UK

Royal Collection Trust, UK

An ink illustrator's drawing of the interior of the Durbar [Court] Room at Osborne House. Signed with two sets of initials, "H.W.B." and "T.S.C.C.". The figures are presumably by Crowther and the architecture by Brewer.

The designing of the Durbar or Indian Room at Osborne House was commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1889 from Bhai Ram Singh, a former pupil of John Lockwood Kipling at the Mayo School of Art in Lahore. The room was completed in 1891, and the Queen lunched and dined there over Christmas of that year.

An illustrator's drawing was a drawing made for reproduction in, primarily, the 'Graphic' or the 'Daily Graphic', which depicted royal events and functions from about 1871. Crowther and Brewer worked for both newspapers in the last decade of the nineteenth century; in this drawing, the figures are presumably by Crowther and the architecture by Brewer.

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  • Title: The Indian Room at Osborne House
  • Creator: Attributed to Henry William Brewer (1836-1903)
  • Date Created: circa 1903
  • Media and technique: Pen and ink
  • Dimensions: 19.8 x 24.4 cm(whole object)
  • Type: Drawing/watercolour
  • Original Source: http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/919870
  • Rights: Supplied by Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017

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