Guillaume Van Strydonck was a Belgian painter
Namsos, Norway 1861 – 1937 Brussels
A sketch (Nr. 12) of the elephant parade during the Dasara festivities
in Mysore in S. India
Oil on canvas : 30 X 54,9 cm
Signed twice “G.S.Van Strydonck” bottom right
Inscribed “a Frank F… / Mysore / Esquise 12” bottom right
Frame : 36,9 X 62,1 cm
The Maharaja of Mysore asked to Van Strydonck to paint a huge painting of the elephant procession during the Dusera festival in Mysore in the Autumn of 1892. This painting was to be a present for Queen Victoria of England. Sadly that painting was lost during the fire that destroyed the Maharaja’s palace in 1893. All that is left is our sketch.
Guillaume Van Strydonk, one of the leading Belgian avant-garde painters and member of Les XX, lived on and of in India between 1891 and 1896.
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