A Catalogue of Indian Idols, Indian Paintings, Drawings, &c. which were collected by Mr. Simpson

Scope and Content

'A Catalogue of Indian Idols, Indian Paintings, Drawings, &c. which were collected by Mr. Simpson, during a long Residence in India in the Company's Service. Which will be Sold by Auction by Mr. Christie, at his Great Room, in Pall Mall, On Saturday, May the 26th, 1792, at Twelve O'clock.' This is a photocopy of the original printed catalogue. With the catalogue are notes created by Michael Willis concerning the three items purchased from this sale which are now in the British Museum Collection. Also a letter from Ian Jenkins, Senior Curator, Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum, to Michael Willis thanking him for sharing the catalogue with him and recommending a book, handwritten, dated 3 February 2005.

Acquisition Information

The list and letter were donated to the Royal Asiatic Society by Michael Willis.

Custodial History

This list was created from another copy by Michael Willis who also researched the items in the British Museum.

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