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Burmese Watercolors

Burmese Watercolors
These watercolors were most likely purchased by the Billings Family in Burma during their 1898 trip to the Far East. On the back of the first painting (MABI 9309), Mrs. Billings wrote the title, "Duel on Elephants." On the second painting (MABI 9308), she wrote the title "Theebaw on his Elephant." King Thibaw (sometimes spelled Theebaw) was the last king of Burma. He was exiled to India when the British deposed him in 1885, where he remained for the rest of his life
 
MABI 9309 “Duel on Elephants”
MABI 9309 “Duel on Elephants”
 
MABI 9308 "Theebaw on his Elephant”
MABI 9308 "Theebaw on his Elephant”

Did You Know?

Black and white Carleton Watkins photograph, showing Yosemite's massive granite Cathedral Rock. Billings Family Archives.

In the early 1860s Vermonter Frederick Billings, then living in California, purchased and sent photographs of Yosemite Valley to influential eastern friends to make the case for its preservation. You can see these photographs, and paintings of Yosemite, at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP.