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WILLIAM SPENCER BAGDATOPOULOS (1888-1965) VISIT INDIA / UDAIPUR. Circa 1925. 39 1/2x24 3/4 inches, 100 1/4x63 cm. The Times of India Press, [Bombay.] Condition A-: minor repaired tears, creases and restoration at edges; repaired pin holes in corners; paper insert at bottom. William Bagdatopoulos was born in Greece and grew up in Holland, where he studied art and painting. His stylized signature, which looks like "Bylityllis" has caused most of his graphic work to be incorrectly attributed. Bagdatopoulos moved to Britain in 1908 and became a fellow of England's Royal Society of Artists. He moved to the United States in 1928, first to Chicago before settling in Santa Barbara. In addition to his watercolors and paintings, he also designed posters promoting the Indian Railways, the Cunard shipping line, Derry & Toms and other commercial and travel-related ventures. Here, women gather water from Lake Pichola beneath the City Palace.