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Western-Style Painting and Sculpture in the Royal Thai Court

JOHN CLARK

EDOUARDO GELLI, (from left) Prince Asdang Dejavudh, King Chulalongkorn, Crown Prince Maha Vajiravudh (King Vajiravudh), Queen Saovabha Phongsri, Prince Charkrabongse Bhuvanath, Prince Chudadhuj Dharadilok and Prince Prajadhipok Sakdidejana (King Prajadhipok), 1898, oil on canvas, 312 x 374 cm, Chakri Throne Hall, Grand Palace, Bangkok.

Publication of this catalogue marks an important step in understanding not only the development of 'Westernstyle' art in Thailand, but of modernity in art outside Euramerica. As part of this process the acceptance of oil painting and European…

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