The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Thursday, April 17, 2014


Bonhams to Sell Personal Items Relating to Indian Mutiny
The Indian Mutiny of 1857/58 stands out amongst the many major historical events of the 19th century and lasted thirteen months. Photo: Bonhams.
LONDON.- Bonhams are to sell a private family collection of items relating to the Indian Mutiny of 1857/58 during their Summer Athenaeum sale at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk on Thursday 15th July.

The Indian Mutiny of 1857/58 stands out amongst the many major historical events of the 19th century and lasted thirteen months while the Indians rebelled against British authority in their country. The sheer brutality of the actions, during and after the mutiny, and the shockwaves it sent through the then mighty British Empire were immense. This interesting collection of items has come by descent from two men who witnessed these tragic days unfolding, Lt. (later Lt. General) Octavius Ludlow Smith of the 48th Bengal Regiment of Native Infantry and his father-in-law Lt. Colonel (later Major General) Sir Vincent Eyre.

Prior to these events Eyre had been involved in Afghanistan, where in 1842 he was captured, along with his family, by Afghan rebels. They spent nearly 9 months in captivity, during which he kept a detailed diary and made portraits of officers and ladies he encountered, before being rescued in 1843. Included in the collection offered for auction is a copy of the work he later published about his experiences.

Smith too kept a journal, which gives an equally fascinating insight into the period ‘from the outbreak of the mutiny at Lucknow, May 30th 1857 to the recapture of Lucknow 1858.’ His thoughtful and insightful comments give an in-depth view of these terrible and bloody events. The original diary is now housed in the British Library, but this collection includes his own inscribed copies of some of his contemporaries first hand published accounts of the mutiny, all first editions dating from 1858.

Also included for sale are a rupee given by Rajah Duleep Singh as payment to his troops, a pouch bearing arms of Scinde Horse, photographs of Eyre and his wife and a collection of watercolours by Eyre made in the 1870s while he was travelling through France, Switzerland and Italy.

The items are grouped into six lots and together are expected to fetch £2,900 – 3,800.

Steve Stockton of Bonhams Bury St. Edmunds office, comments, “Bonhams are honoured to be selling this fascinating collection, which offers a deeply personal insight into a violent and cruel period of history.”


Bonhams | Indian Mutiny | Steve Stockton |


Today's News

July 6, 2010

Saatchi Gallery Brings Together this Year’s Selection of Leading and Emerging Korean Artists

Sotheby's to Sell Contrasting Depictions of Victorian London

An Intimate Look Into the Most Controversial Band in Rock History

Arne Quinze Builds a New Installation on a Bridge in Rouen

Art Institute Exhibition Reveals Facets of Louis Sullivan's Architecture

16th Century Table, Sold in 1989 for 6,000 Pounds, Estimated Now to Sell for 1 Million

Monet and Abstraction Now on View at Musée Marmottan Monet

Bonhams to Sell Personal Items Relating to Indian Mutiny

The Music Photography of James Hamilton Edited by Thurston Moore

Three Floors of Historic Automobiles and Automobilia at the New Lowman Museum

INAH Submerged Archaeology Documentary Season at MNA

Detailed Drawing of London's Old St. Paul's Cathedral, to Be Sold at Sotheby's

Roger Ballen's Pictorial Scenes on View at Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels

Interview with Christian Caujolle "The Idea is to Try to Make Us Perceive What Mysticism is"

Larger-than-Life Sea Creatures Come to Bellevue Arts Museum

Mike Weiss Gallery Showing Group Exhibition "Reflexive Self"

First UK Exhibition by Colombian Artist Mateo López at Gasworks

Recent Works by Yuan Yuan at Chambers Fine Art

Bruno Serralongue. Feux de camp on View at Jeu da Paume

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- 'World's oldest message in a bottle', tossed in sea 101 years ago, reaches granddaughter

2.- East-West/West-East: Qatar unveils desert sculpture by American artist Richard Serra

3.- Ming-era 'chicken cup' sells for $36.05 million breaking record for Chinese porcelain

4.- United States pastor Kevin Sutherland convicted over Damien Hirst fake paintings

5.- Major exhibition at Pinacothèque de Paris explores the myth of Cleopatra

6.- Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles opens with inaugural exhibition "Van Gogh Live!"

7.- Landmark exhibition opens in New York exploring the ancient kingdoms of Southeast Asia

8.- Palm-sized scroll that mentions Jesus's wife is ancient: Harvard Theological Review

9.- Hitler's wife Eva Braun may have had Jewish ancestry: British television documentary

10.- Bonhams to sell Madame de Pompadour's favourite porcelain which surfaced in Devon after 350 years

Related Stories



Bonhams Period Art & Design Sale in San Francisco achieves strong results across categories

Beatles rock Bonhams Entertainment Memorabilia Sale; Exceptional prices achieved for Beatles items

Henrietta Leon Girshman's Carnet de Salon leads Bonhams Russian Literature Auction

Bonhams walks on Moon as illuminating space auction reaches the stars

Dictionaries define success at Bonhams

Painting of epic battle between British and American warships in 1813 for sale at Bonhams

Last King of France's ice buckets re-discovered and red-hot at Bonhams sale

Beauty and the beast: Roman goddesses and court dwarves at Bonhams sale

Discovery in New England brings to light an obscure California-made motorcycle once thought 'extinct'

Dazzling prices in £6m Bonhams Fine Jewellery Sale with over £1m for Van Cleef & Arpels brooch



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Rmz. - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site