Inventory no.: 1517

Burmese Paintings


Two Watercolour & Gilt Paintings of Court Scenes


circa 1910

dimensions (without frames): 23cm x 35cm

This pair of matching paintings in watercolour and gilt on paper shows a royal procession and an elephant tournament. Both are by the same anonymous Burmese artist.

Both are in the style of traditional

parabaik painting but transposed onto a colonial-influenced larger format that emerged in the early twentieth century. Myriad figures are shown in traditional Burmese dress.

Both are in fine condition and are free of insect damage. One has some light spotting in the bottom right corner.


Ranard, A., Burmese Painting: A Linear and Lateral History, Silkworm Books, 2009.


UK art market

Inventory no.: 1517