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Flower painting is a whole genre of its own, and a fascinating one. These paintings are simply catalogued by the V & A as ‘one of eighteen drawings of flowers’, place of origin: Trichinopoly, date 1860. So presumably a Victorian traveller bought them at Trichy (a marvellous place for a holiday!), brought them back to the UK and, realising their excellence, left them to the V & A.
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