Rare Paintings
 23 Feb 2016 Rare Paintings
View of Mysore - 1823

Water-colour painting of Mysore by Neil Cormack (fl. 1814-1837) dated to either 1823 or between 1831 and 1837, during Cormack's residence in South India. Inscribed on the back in ink is: 'Mysore from the Tank. Neil Cormack.'

Mysore is situated in a valley in Karnataka in s... Read More
 14 Feb 2016 Rare Paintings
A nobleman worshipping Surya riding a horse-drawn chariot across the sky
Mewar, circa 1760
Gouache on paper, red and yellow borders, framed

Source: Bonhams Read More
 13 Feb 2016 Rare Paintings
Benten (Sarasvati)

Artist: Totoya Hokkei 魚屋北渓 (1780-1850)
Edo period, 1780-1850
Album leaf; color on paper
Japan

Benzaiten (弁才天, 弁財天) is a Japanese Buddhist goddess, who originated from the Hindu goddess Saraswati. Worship of Benzaiten arrived in Japan during the 6th through... Read More
 13 Feb 2016 Rare Paintings
Benzaiten (Sarasvati)

Artist: Kawanabe Kyōsai 河鍋暁斎 (1831-1889)
Meiji era, ca. 1880s
Ink and color on paper
Japan

Benzaiten (弁才天, 弁財天) is a Japanese Buddhist goddess, who originated from the Hindu goddess Saraswati. Worship of Benzaiten arrived in Japan during the 6th throug... Read More
 13 Feb 2016 Rare Paintings
Benten (Sarasvati) on a rock by the sea

Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)
Edo period, 18th century?
Color and gold on silk panel
Japan

Benzaiten (弁才天, 弁財天) is a Japanese Buddhist goddess, who originated from the Hindu goddess Saraswati. Worship of Benzaiten arrived in Japan during t... Read More
 13 Feb 2016 Rare Paintings
The Goddess Sarasvati
Eastern Tibet, Kham region, 18th century
Painting
Mineral pigments and gold on cotton cloth

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Read More
 11 Feb 2016 Rare Paintings
Illustration from:
Voyages Dans l'Inde
By Prince Alexis Soltykoff (1806-1859)
Published by Garnier Freres, Paris - 1858
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 11 Feb 2016 Rare Paintings
Illustration from:
Voyages Dans l'Inde
By Prince Alexis Soltykoff (1806-1859)
Published by Garnier Freres, Paris - 1858
In French Read More
 11 Feb 2016 Rare Paintings
Illustration from:
Voyages Dans l'Inde
By Prince Alexis Soltykoff (1806-1859)
Published by Garnier Freres, Paris - 1858
In French Read More
 11 Feb 2016 Rare Paintings
Illustration from:
Voyages Dans l'Inde
By Prince Alexis Soltykoff (1806-1859)
Published by Garnier Freres, Paris - 1858
In French Read More
 11 Feb 2016 Rare Paintings
Illustration from:
Voyages Dans l'Inde
By Prince Alexis Soltykoff (1806-1859)
Published by Garnier Freres, Paris - 1858
In French Read More
 11 Feb 2016 Rare Paintings
Illustration from:
Voyages Dans l'Inde
By Prince Alexis Soltykoff (1806-1859)
Published by Garnier Freres, Paris - 1858
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 30 Jan 2016 Rare Paintings
Bride’s Toilet - 1937
By Amrita Sher-Gil
Oil on Canvas

Source: National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi Read More
 12 Jan 2016 Rare Paintings
Musafir
By Deviprasad Roychowdhury

Deviprasad Roychowdhury, (1899-1975 AD) artist. Born in Rangpur on 14 October 1899, he had his early education at home. He started learning painting at the feet of Italian painter Boiess. Later he abandoned European technique and style and became a disciple of... Read More
 12 Jan 2016 Rare Paintings
Palace Doll
By Deviprasad Roychowdhury

Deviprasad Roychowdhury, (1899-1975 AD) artist. Born in Rangpur on 14 October 1899, he had his early education at home. He started learning painting at the feet of Italian painter Boiess. Later he abandoned European technique and style and became a disciple... Read More
 12 Jan 2016 Rare Paintings
The Death Messenger
By Deviprasad Roychowdhury

Deviprasad Roychowdhury, (1899-1975 AD) artist. Born in Rangpur on 14 October 1899, he had his early education at home. He started learning painting at the feet of Italian painter Boiess. Later he abandoned European technique and style and became a... Read More
 12 Jan 2016 Rare Paintings
Arjuna as a Victor
Abdur Rahman Chughtai
Watercolor on paper

Abdur Rahman Chughtai is remembered today as possibly the most distinguished Pakistani artist of the 20th century. His work draws from a shared South Asian cultural heritage, and he was one of the few Pakistani artists to be recognize... Read More
 12 Jan 2016 Rare Paintings
Abdur Rahman Chughtai (Pakistan, 1897-1975)
Untitled (Hasrat stare), circa 1960
Watercolor on paper; signed in Urdu lower right.

Chughtai believed that it was the duty of the artist to rise above prejudice in the creation of an art that celebrates inclusive and universal tradition. According to ... Read More
 8 Jan 2016 Rare Paintings
Nan va Halva (Breads and Sweets)
Muhammad Baha' al-Din al-'Amili (1547–1620)
Illustrated manuscript
ca. 1690
India, Deccan, Aurangabad
Islamic
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper Binding: leather

The text of this book is a series of moralizing poems on the merits of the ascetic life, thr... Read More
 8 Jan 2016 Rare Paintings
Illustration from:
Deccan Nursery Tales or Fairy Tales from the South
By Charles Augustus Kincaid
Illustrations by M.V. Dhurandhar
Published by Macmillan and Company, London - 1914 Read More