British Art and the East India Company By Geoff Quilley. The Boydell Press, 2020. 370pp. 23.4×15.6 cm. 102 colour illus. Hardback, £85.00/$125.00. ISBN: 978-1-78327-510-6. Ebook, £19.99/$24.99. ISBN: 9781760464097

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Geoff Quilley’s British Art and the East India Company is a major new publication which analyses in thorough, scholarly detail the role of the British East India Company in the production and sponsorship of new, commercial art forms in late-eighteenth and early- to mid-nineteenth century British culture. The focus of the study, however, is certainly not narrow and Quilley’s research will be of substantial interest to all those who are interested in the cultural encounter between Britain and Asia in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries much more widely, especially in terms of visual representation. The work contains extensive discussions of the interaction between British artists and their time spent in Asia, particularly and India and China, during this formative period of commerce and colonialism.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-266
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Asian Studies
Issue number1
Early online date3 Nov 2022
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2023

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