The Grand Mughals - Babur to Bahadur Shah Zafar (1526-1857)

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 3 Apr 2013 Rare Paintings
Saint Jerome
By Keshav Das (active ca. 1570–1604)
ca. 1580–85
India (Mughal court at Delhi)
Opaque watercolor on paper

This work, signed “Kesu Das,” was adapted from a European source, in all probability an engraving by Mario Cartaro published in 1564. The wide circulation of Eu... Read More
 3 Apr 2013 Rare Paintings
Self-portrait of Keshav Das (active ca. 1570–1604)
circa 1570
India (Mughal court at Delhi)


The Hindu painter Keshav Das was an early local entrant into Akbar’s atelier, probably at the instigation of the Iranian master painter Khwaja ‘Abd al-Samad, who oversaw the studio at this time and... Read More
 3 Apr 2013 Rare Paintings
Keshav Das
Active 1570-1604/5, at the Mughal courts in Delhi, Lahore, Agra and Allahabad. Read More
 2 Apr 2013 Rare Paintings
Album page, Portrait of Shah Jahan, Mughal, first half of 17th century.

This painting depicts the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan (r. 1628-1658) riding on a pale grey horse through a landscape accompanied by a prince behind him, also on horseback, who is presumably his son, Dara Shokuh. Various reta... Read More
 2 Apr 2013 Rare Paintings
Opaque watercolour, a wrestler at Jahangir's court, Mughal, c. 1615

This painting from the collection of Sir William Rothenstein (1872-1945) depicts a leading wrestler at the court of the Mughal emperor Jahangir (r. 1605-1627). Jahangir's inscription to the right of the portrait identifies it ... Read More
 2 Apr 2013 Rare Paintings
Painting, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Indian black buck by Manohar, India, ca.1615.

The study of an Indian black buck being led by its keeper was painted by the Mughal court artist Manohar, who signed his work on the green ground at top and bottom of the painting. The posture of the ... Read More
 2 Apr 2013 Rare Paintings
Jahangir receiving Prince Parviz in a garden, Mughal, by Manohar, c.1610-1615.

This painting depicts the Mughal emperor Jahangir (r. 1605-1627) seated in a garden, surrounded by leading members of his court, and receiving his son Prince Parviz. Most of the characters are identified by minute i... Read More
 2 Apr 2013 Rare Paintings
Manohar, Emperor Jahangir receiving his two sons, an album-painting in gouache on paper

Mughal dynasty, about AD 1605-6
India

Emperor Jahangir (reigned 1605-27) sits under a richly-decorated canopy in a garden, and is served food and drink by his two sons Khusrau and Parviz. Two servants s... Read More
 2 Apr 2013 Rare Paintings
Humayun's garden party, a painting in gouache and gold on cotton

Mughal dynasty, about AD 1550-55
From Kabul, modern Afghanistan

Painted for the Mughal emperor (reigned 1542-46 and 1555-56)

Temporarily ousted from his throne by rebellious forces, Humayun spent the years 1542-45 in exile... Read More
 13 Mar 2013 Rare Manuscripts
Firman of the Emperor Aurangzeb
1661-62

Mughal dynasty

Ink, color, and gold on paper
H: 110.0 W: 47.5 cm
India

The firman—dated to Aurangzeb's fourth regnal year, corresponding to A.H. 1072/A.D. 1661-62—is written in clear and legible nast'liq and consists of fourteen lines of ... Read More
 13 Mar 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Ruka'at-i-Alamgiri; or, Letters of Aurungzebe, with historical and explanatory notes.
By Jamshidji Hormasji Bilimoria
Published by Luzac & Co., London - 1908

Read Book Online:

http://bit.ly/ZGcmeK

Download pdf Book:

http://bit.ly/ZxdsIa


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 13 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
The elephant Ganesh Gaj and rider
North India, 1660 - 1670

In this imposing portrait of Ganesh Gaj, the painter exaggerates his size to emphasise his grandeur. The rider is a prince in a floral robe, possibly a son of the emperor Aurangzeb. With its distant hilly landscape and a passing camel... Read More
 13 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
Wash drawing of a tomb at Rauza by an anonymous artist, dated 23rd September (probably 1849). This is one of 83 drawings (78 folios) mainly of landscapes and antiquities in the northem Deccan, made during a tour chiefly to Ellora, Rauza, Daulatabad, Aurangabad and Ajanta between September and Nov... Read More
 13 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
Tombs at Khuldabad - 1830

Pen and ink and wash drawing of tombs at Khuldabad by Francis Gresley (1807-1880), c.1830s. Inscribed on the drawing is: 'Durgah of Zurzuree Zurbuksh at Rozah'. On the reverse is a pencil drawing of a church, possibly Goa.

Khuldabad, meaning ‘Heavenly Abode’, i... Read More
 12 Mar 2013 Rare Photographs
Tomb of Mowlana Zarzari Zarbuksh, Rauza - 1890

Close view of tomb of Zar Zari Baksh from the inner courtyard, from the Curzon Collection: 'Views of Caves of Ellora and Dowlatabad Fort in H.H. the Nizam's Dominions' taken by Deen Dayal in the 1890s. Rauza or Khuldabad, meaning ‘Heavenly Abode... Read More
 12 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
View of Rauza from cave temple of Jagannath Sabha, Cave 33, Ellora - 1849

Wash drawing of Rauza from the cave temple of Jagannath Sabha by an anonymous artist in 1849. This is one of 83 drawings (78 folios) mainly of landscapes and antiquities in the northem Deccan, made during a tour chiefly ... Read More
 12 Mar 2013 Rare Photographs
Bird's-eye view of the tombs at Khuldabad - 1868

Photograph of tombs at Rauza in Maharasthra, taken by Henry Mack Nepean in 1868, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. Rauza, or Khuldabad, meaning ‘Heavenly Abode’ is an old walled town renowned for its onion-domed tombs. The... Read More
 12 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
Muslim mausoleum, probably at Rauza - 1849

Wash drawing of a Muslim tomb, probably at Rauza by an anonymous artist dated 22nd September (probably 1849). This is one of 83 drawings (78 folios) mainly of landscapes and antiquities in the northem Deccan, made during a tour chiefly to Ellora, Rauz... Read More
 12 Mar 2013 Rare Photographs
Tomb of Aurangzeb, Khuldabad - 1890

View of the entrance to the chamber of Aurangzeb's Tomb photographed from the Curzon Collection: 'Views of Caves of Ellora and Dowlatabad Fort in H.H. the Nizam's Dominions' taken by Deen Dayal in the 1890s. Aurangzeb's Tomb (d.1707) is situated at Rauza or ... Read More
 12 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
'The tomb of Auranzebe. (He desired in his will that not more than 8 rupees was to be expended on it) - 1850

Water-colour painting of the tomb of Aurangzeb at Khuldabad in Maharashtra by William Carpenter (1818-1899), 1850-1856.

The simple grave of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, ruled 1658-1... Read More