Images of an India that isn’t coming back. 18th century watercolors of buildings painted by Englishman Francis Swain Ward who was an officer in the East India Company’s Madras Infantry regiment when he wasn’t painting. Living from 1729 to 1799, he was born in England but died in India.

“Mausoleum at Outatori near Trichinopoly.” ca. 1788. English. Collections of the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Francis_Swain_Ward_-Mausoleum_at_Outatori_near_Trichinopoly-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
“Mausoleum with Stone Elephants.” 1788. English. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Francis_Swain_Ward_-Mausoleum_with_Stone_Elephants-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
“A ‘Choultry’, or Travellers’ Rest House, Srirangam, Madras.” 1772-1773. English. Oil on canvas. Presented by the artist to the East India Company in 1773. Image © and collections of the British Library. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via http://www.artuk.org/artworks/a-choultry-or-travellers-rest-house-srirangam-madras-191203
“Teppakulam, a Sacred Tank near Madura, Madras.”1772-1773. English. Oil on canvas. Presented by the artist to the East India Company in 1773. Image © and collections of the British Library. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via http://www.artuk.org/artworks/teppakulam-a-sacred-tank-near-madura-madras-191205
“The Tomb of Nathar Shah near Trichinopoly.” 1782. English. Image © Government Art Collection. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via http://www.artuk.org/artworks/the-tomb-of-nathar-shah-near-trichinopoly-29513

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