[Pune]: 1846. Watercolour ca. 13.5 by 21.5cm (5.5 x 8.5inches). Mounted on paper with a manuscript title and lengthy manuscript quote from Walter Scott on verso. Overall a very good watercolour.
This finely executed watercolour shows Allen's residence with a garden tended by a native Indian, three Englishmen (two on horseback) and two dogs playing in the foreground with Pune's rolling hill landscape shown in the background. Reverend Allen went to India and then on to Scinde and Afghanistan in 1840 to preach to wounded soldiers from the First Anglo-Afghan War fought between the British East India Company and Afghanistan from 1839 to 1842. Then in 1843 he went on to Gujarat before ending up in Pune. Ecclesiastical Gazette.
Price: $525.00 USD