British School, mid-19th c., 3 Scenes of Northern India, watercolors, signatures not located, two with labels identifying the locations as Cherrapunji where the British established a hill station in 1831
Selections from the Collection of Dr. John A. Downey of Manhattan and Sharon Connecticut. Born and raised on a farm in the prairies of Saskatchewan in 1930, Dr. Downey earned both his his B.S. and M.D. at the University of Manitoba. He later interned at the University of British Columbia and at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York in the area of Rehabilitation Medicine. He spent two years in Internal Medicine at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital at Harvard University and completed his Doctorate in Philosophy at Christ Church Oxford. Ultimately Dr. Downey became the Simon Baruch Professor and Chairman of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. In addition to his time in England, Dr Downey also traveled extensively throughout India and was a visiting professor of Physiology at Australia's University of Adelaide.
The Downey collection features period Jacobean oak furniture and fine 19th century English watercolors of British India among other selections.
scattered old foxing and light stains, but colors surprisingly good without fading.
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