“Rule Britannia”

Original Oil Painting

Oil On Canvas 

60cm x 80cm

Created 2023

British colonialism in India was absolutely devastating. According to The Economic Times in just forty of the two hundred years that the British ruled India, deaths that the colonisers are responsible for can easily surpass all famines in the Soviet Union, Maoist China and North Korea combined. The number even surpasses the deaths from both the world wars , including the Nazi holocaust.

I wanted to show how this cruelty fuelled by racism and greed still impacts today as people fight unbearable poverty. The background shows painted images of Queen Victoria who was the figurehead for all this greed as well as a small Indian child crippled through poverty and famine.

“Rule, Britannia” is also available as a signed limited edition print, please see the “Racism and Colonialism” series on the limited edition print section of the website..

This painting is framed in a bespoke wooden frame, is ready to hang and will come with a signed Certificate Of Authenticity. 

The painting will be professionally packaged, tracked and insured during delivery and delivery is free.

If you have any questions about this artwork please contact James on 0044 7551616352 or by email james@jamesearleyartist.com

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