At home, he hung a 58.4 × 86.3 cm work on the wall in the living room. There she was still until it was time for restoration. The driver took the canvas to the Roseberys auction house.Baba Bishan Singh (presumably), "The City of Amritsar and the Golden Temple", XIX century. Photo: roseberys.co.uk Estimator Bill Forrest (Bill Forrest) said in an interview with artnet News, that the work immediately attracted him. The picture was identified as a 19th century work depicting the historic city of Amritsar in northwestern India. In the background is the Golden Temple, the most revered religious building of the Sikhs. “The painting was not signed, but we are sure that its author is Baba Bishan Singh,” Forrest added.
Singh belonged to the family of artists who were responsible for the preservation of the frescoes on the walls of the temple. The works of this painter aroused interest in the world during his lifetime, in particular, in the second half of the XIX century. Most likely, they were shown at the Exhibition of Arts and Industry in Punjab in 1864.
Left: Baba Bishan Singh, "Self-Portrait", second half of the XIX century. Photo: artnet