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Thomas Holbein Hendley

Thomas Holbein Hendley (1847-1917) worked as a Residency surgeon in Jaipur from 1874 to 1897. Besides his professional work, he devoted himself to many interests beyond his medical duties, particularly to the promotion of local arts and crafts. He was very much concerned to preserve the authenticity of the Indian designs and wanted to avoid unwelcome change through any European influence. The famous "Jeypore Exhibition", launched by him in 1883., had the declared purpose to present selected examples of the best artwork in India. T.H. Hendley had suggested to Maharaja Madho singh II, the then ruler of Jaipur, to build a museum for the display of products manufactured by the local craftsmen. The Albert Hall Museum was opened in 1887 and most of the objects of the Jeypore Exhibition were transferred to it. They are exhibited in the same museum till today. In 1909 T.H. Hendley published twelve special numbers of The Journal of Indian Art as a monograph with the title "Indian jewellery". It is here presented as  a reprint, supplemented by Waltraud Ganguly with fifty-two additional colour plates and introductory notes about the  history and the author of the book.

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Title The Rulers of India and the Chiefs of Rajputana, 1550 to 1897
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2001
Language: English
isbn 8175362553
length xii+88p. 19 Colour Plates and 7 Qonochrome Plates.