Rare Paintings
 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
 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
 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
 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
 8 Jan 2016 Rare Paintings
Emily Eden
From the book - Portraits of the Princes & People of India, tinted lithographed title with hand-coloured vignette and 20 hand-coloured plates.
By L. Dickinson after E. Eden
Printed by C. Hullmandel, London - 1844

Source: Bonhams Read More
 7 Jan 2016 Rare Paintings
Water-colour painting of the Palace of the Peshwas and temple of Parvati at Poona (Pune) by Stanley Leighton (1837-1901), 3 January 1868. Inscribed on the front in pencil is: 'Temple of Parvati & ruined Palace of the Peshawurs - Poonah. 3rd. Jan. 1868. S.L.'

Pune is situated near to the Western ... Read More
 7 Jan 2016 Rare Paintings
The tank, palace and general view of Panna - May 1814

Water-colour painting of Panna by Colin MacKenzie (1754-1821) in May 1814. Inscribed on the front in ink is: 'Sketch of the Table Land & the Tank, Palace etc at Penna in Bundelkand from the Table land above the same - by C. McK. May 1814.'

P... Read More
 7 Jan 2016 Rare Paintings
Sir Charles Warre Malet, Concluding a Treaty in 1790 in Durbar with the Peshwa of the Maratha Empire
by Thomas Daniell

Date painted: 1805
Oil on canvas, 181 x 279.4 cm

Malet, of the East India Company, presents a scroll to the Peshwa Madhavrao II, formalising an alliance against another Indian ... Read More
 7 Jan 2016 Rare Paintings
'Procession of the Taziya'

Illustration from:
Letters written in a Mahratta camp during the year 1809, descriptive of the character, manners, domestic habits, and religious ceremonies, of the Mahrattas.
By Thomas Duer Broughton
Published by Archibald Constable & Co., London - 1892 Read More
 7 Jan 2016 Rare Paintings
'A Mahratta Surdar entertaining Brahmuns'

Illustration from:
Letters written in a Mahratta camp during the year 1809, descriptive of the character, manners, domestic habits, and religious ceremonies, of the Mahrattas.
By Thomas Duer Broughton
Published by Archibald Constable & Co., London - 1892 Read More
 25 Dec 2015 Rare Paintings
Felicitation of the Virgin and Child
Kesu Khurd (India, active circa 1580-1600)
Mughal empire, circa 1600
Drawing

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More
 25 Dec 2015 Rare Paintings
Composition with the Virgin Mary
India, Karnataka, Bijapur (?), circa 1675
Watercolor
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More
 23 Nov 2015 Rare Paintings
Kichijoten (Beauty Goddess, Sri-Mahadevi) - Japan

Originally, Kichijoten was imported into Buddhism from Hinduism, being known as Lakshmi, the goddess of beauty and prosperity. This painting is likely to have been the central worshipping piece, if not its important element , of Japanese Buddhist... Read More
 23 Nov 2015 Rare Paintings
Twelve Devas

The Twelve Devas are the gods of the twelve directions in Esoteric Buddhism, including the four quarters and four semi-quarters, up and down, and the sun and moon, and are the guardians of Esoteric Buddhist monasteries. These scrolls were formerly owned by Kyoogokoku-ji (To-ji) Temp... Read More
 22 Nov 2015 Rare Paintings
The interior of the Qadam Rasul mosque enshrining the Prophet's footprint at Gaur - 1817

Watercolour of Qadum Rasul mosque at Gaur from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Malda to Gunga Pursaad Vol. II' produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1817-21. Marquess of ... Read More
 22 Nov 2015 Rare Paintings
The Great Mosque and its gateway at Fathpur Sikri from the south-east - 1814

Watercolour of the Jami Masjid and Buland Darwaza in Fatehpur Sikri from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Tughlikabad to Secundra Vol. VIII' produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1814... Read More
 22 Nov 2015 Rare Paintings
View of one side of the main street in the Indian city of Patna - 1814

Watercolour of street scene in Patna from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Patna to Benares Vol. II' produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1814-15. Marquess of Hastings, the Governor-Genera... Read More
 13 Nov 2015 Rare Paintings
Garden Gate, Laul Baugh, Seringapatam - 1804

Plate six in 'Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore' by James Hunter. This aquatint is based on a picture by Hunter depicting the entrance gate to the Lal Bagh Gardens at Srirangapatnam. Inside this garden is the tomb of Haidar Ali (c.1722-1782... Read More
 10 Nov 2015 Rare Paintings
View of Mercara Fort (Coorg) - 1840

Pen-and-ink and water-colour sketch of Madikeri by an unknown artist, c.1840. On the back is an unfinished portrait sketch. Inscribed on the front in ink is: 'Mercara Fort; The line of the Western Ghauts of India'; also notes on various buildings and hills.

M... Read More
 23 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
View of Madura from the east with the Minakshi temple and palace - 1783

Pen and ink drawing of a view of Madurai from the east with the Minakshi temple and palace, by George Waight, c. 1783. Inscribed: 'A view of Madura, from ye Garden House at Tipocolum. Trees too conspicuous'.

Tirumala Nayaka... Read More