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dc.contributor.authorHowes, Jennifer
dc.description.abstractThe Art of a Corporation is a comprehensive study of artworks that were commissioned and collected by the East India Company from the early 17th to the mid-19th century. These items range from oil paintings on canvas and marble statuary, to sandstone Buddhas and metal figurines of Hindu deities. The book takes a chronological approach and focuses on provenance to show that objects are valuable primary resources for understanding the East India Company’s history. The artworks illustrate how one of the longest surviving multinational corporations in the western world changed over its three-century history and provide a powerful visual account of its perpetually reinvented image. This book is a must read for scholars and researchers of art history, colonial art, colonial studies, British history, economic history, business history, South Asian history, post-colonial studies and cultural studies.en_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AB The arts: general issuesen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AC History of art / art & design stylesen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanitiesen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJF Asian historyen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: generalen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::G Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects::GT Interdisciplinary studies::GTB Regional studiesen_US
dc.subject.otherHistory of art, modern art, British History, Imperial and colonial history, Asian history, Indian history, East India companyen_US
dc.titleThe Art of a Corporationen_US
dc.title.alternativeThe East India Company as Patron and Collector, 1600–1860en_US

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