Rare Paintings
 13 Jul 2016 Rare Paintings
The Chitpore Road, Calcutta - 1867

This chromolithograph is taken from plate 3 of William Simpson's 'India: Ancient and Modern'. This is a a Bazaar or line of native shops along the Chitpore Road in Calcutta, leading northwards to Cossipore, Dum Dum and Barrackpore. Many different nationalities ... Read More
 13 Jul 2016 Rare Paintings
A street in Bombay - 1867

This chromolithograph is taken from plate 4 of William Simpson's 'India: Ancient and Modern'. The artist depicts the teeming street of the bustling city of Bombay (Mumbai), a hub of India trade. A distinct feature of the architecture was the elaborate red-and-green colo... Read More
 13 Jul 2016 Rare Paintings
Delhi jeweller - 1867

This chromolithograph is taken from plate 18 of William Simpson's 'India: Ancient and Modern'. Simpson's work was particularly novel in that it depicted scenes from everyday India. The work of jewellers was an integral part of Indian life. They were highly skilled craftsmen... Read More
 5 Jun 2016 Rare Paintings
Navagrahas
By Raja Ravi Varma

Source: Baroda Art Gallery Museum Read More
 2 Jun 2016 Rare Paintings
Evening in Benares, India

By William Rothenstein (1872–1945)

Credit : Museums Sheffield Read More
 2 Jun 2016 Rare Paintings
Bathing at Benares
By Anthony John Plowden Eyton (b.1923)

Credit: Cartwright Hall Art Gallery Read More
 2 Jun 2016 Rare Paintings
Benares, India
By Ernest Stephen Lumsden (1883–1948)

Credit: Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums Read More
 30 May 2016 Rare Paintings
A view of the river bank at Benares, including the Mir Ghat, Lalita Ghat, and Jalsain Ghat - 1790

Watercolour showing a view of the river bank at Varanasi (Benares) in Uttar Pradesh, including the Mir Ghat, Lalita Ghat, and Jalsain Ghat by an anonymous artist working in the Murshidabad style, c.... Read More
 21 May 2016 Rare Paintings
Krishna Kills The Tornado Demon Trinavarta
Folio from the "Tularam" Bhagavata Purana

India, Gujarat, Surat (?), circa 1625-1650
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More
 20 May 2016 Rare Paintings
Narasimha Disemboweling Hiranyakashipu, Folio from a Bhagavata Purana

India, Himachal Pradesh, Nurpur, circa 1760-1770
Watercolor
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More
 21 Apr 2016 Rare Paintings
'The Tank, Madura, India' - 1877

Oil painting on paper depicting the tank at Madurai by Marianne North, dated 1877-79.

Initially, Marianne North (1830-1890) painted botanical specimens and travelled around the world in search of interesting subject matter. She visited India in 1877-79 and compl... Read More
 21 Apr 2016 Rare Paintings
Minakshi Temple, at Madura - 1798

Plate 16 from the second set of Thomas and William Daniell's 'Oriental Scenery.' The city of Madurai is dominated by the temple complex dedicated to Minakshi, the patron goddess. It is like a self-contained city with courtyards, pillared halls and shrines. The f... Read More
 19 Apr 2016 Rare Paintings
Horses and jewels of Runjeet Singh - 1844

This lithograph is taken from plate 14 of Emily Eden's 'Portraits of the Princes and People of India'. It shows one of the favourite horses of Maharaja Ranjit Singh with the head officer of his stables. Passionately fond of horses, Singh had them adorned... Read More
 16 Apr 2016 Rare Paintings
Rama Chastises the Dying Vali, Folio from a Ramayana (Adventures of Rama)
India, Sub-Imperial Mughal, Agra (?), circa 1595

Opaque watercolor, gold, and ink on paper.

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More
 16 Apr 2016 Rare Paintings
Rama and Lakshmana Meet Sugriva at Matanga's Hermitage, Folio from a Ramayana (Adventures of Rama)
India, Sub-Imperial Mughal, Agra (?), circa 1595

Opaque watercolor, gold, and ink on paper.

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More
 7 Mar 2016 Rare Paintings
Ravana Receiving the Pashupata Weapon from Shiva

India, Himachal Pradesh, Kangra (?), circa 1850-1900
Watercolor

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 7 Mar 2016 Rare Paintings
Shiva Bearing the Descent of the Ganges River, folio from a Hindi manuscript by the saint Narayan

India, Himachal Pradesh, Guler, Bathu, circa 1740
Watercolor

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More
 7 Mar 2016 Rare Paintings
Shiva and Devi on Gajasura's Hide, c. 1675-1680

India, Pahari Hills, Basohli school, 17th century
Ink and color on paper

Image credit:
© Cleveland Museum of Art Read More
 7 Mar 2016 Rare Paintings
Shiva Under Trees, c. 1780

India, Pahari, Kangra school, 18th century
Color on paper

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© Cleveland Museum of Art Read More
 7 Mar 2016 Rare Paintings
Panel fragment with the god Shiva/Oesho

Kushan
3rd century A.D.
Bactria
Kushan
Terracotta, gouache

This rare Central Asian votive panel depicts a deity (with nimbus) being approached by a worshiper, probably nonroyal but portrayed as of equal stature to the god. Compositionally, they follow sce... Read More