View outside a house in Singapore

This is a painting by Percy Carpenter, an English artist who lived in Singapore from 1855 to 1857. The painting illustrates the day-to-day happenings outside a European house atop a hill. The Danish flag on the flagstaff next to the house indicates that this house was probably owned by a Danish official or merchant. In the right foreground of the painting, an Indian worker can be seen preparing a saddle for a horse ride. The painting also features a number of animals, including horses, fowl and dogs.

Artist Name
Percy Carpenter
Date/Period
1857
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Image size: H:36.0 x W:52.0
Accession No.
HP-0112
Material
Watercolour on paper
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Category
Historical Painting