[Original caption] Indian Workers in Silver and Gold. Unaided by mechanical invention, the handwork of these craftsmen is as near perfection as is possible. Their great skill is probably inherited from previous generations of metal workers whose preserves were not poached upon by the cheap machine-made European jewellry now largely in evidence throughout India. [end]
A impressionistic masterpiece by the painter Mortimer Menpes, with shimmering figures and light touches of colour creating an atmospheric, engaging space for the viewer.