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New exhibition features paintings of Sikh community by western artists

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

80 archival replicas of paintings depicting the glory and grandeur of the Sikh community are being showcased at a new exhibition here.

"Sikhs: An Occidental Romance" by the city-based non profit organisation Hubris Foundation, opened at on Friday.

The collection features art works that were originally painted by 19th and 20th century western artists like Alfred De Dreux, Emily Eden, Rudolf Swoboda, Weeks, Alexis Soltykoff, August Schoefft, among others.

Some of the works on display include a portrait of battle hardened in reverential tranquility, an iconic painting of the and a portrait of a Sikh under commission by Queen Victoria.

"In my 20-year fascination with occidental artists who painted and its people, I have often wondered why the receive near universal admiration from these magnificent wielders of the

"I'm delighted that the has been able to compile an exhaustive collection of Sikh paintings by western artists under one roof, for the first time in India," Gautam Srivastava, Founder, The Hubris Foundation, said.

The exhibition also displays incredible works of art that depict the Anglo-Sikh Wars, Viscount Hardinge, the cities of and Lahore, the Jallianwala Bagh among others.

The show is set to continue till April 18.

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First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 14:45 IST