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

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 12 Mar 2013 Rare Photographs
The Paradise Cottage (Rest house), Rauza - 1890

Photograph of the Paradise Cottage (Rest house) and a number of tombs, Rauza, Maharashtra 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 Khuldaba... Read More
 12 Mar 2013 Rare Photographs
Pavilions in Aurungzeb's pleasure gardens, Khuldabad (Rauza) - 1868

Photograph of pavilions at Khuldabad photographed by Henry Mack Nepean in 1868, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. Rauza, or Khuldabad, meaning ‘Heavenly Abode’ is an old walled town in Maharashtra renown... Read More
 12 Mar 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Maasir-i-Alamgiri
A History of Emperor Aurangzib-Alamgir (reign 1658-1707 AD) of Saqi Mustad Khan
Translated into English by Jadunath Sarkar
Published by Royal Asiatic Society of Bengal, Calcutta - 1947

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 24 Feb 2013 Rare Maps
Titel Les Indes orientales [Kartenmaterial] : sous le nom dêqueles est compris l’empire du Grand Mogol, les deux presqu’isles de ça et de la le Gange, les Maldives, et l’isle de Ceylan a quoy quelque uns joignent encore les grandes isles de la Sonde, qui sont Sumata, Java, et Borneo: l... Read More
 22 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
Portrait of an emperor (Shah Alam II 1728-1806?) enthroned, facing right. Imperial portrait.

Watercolour and gilt on paper

By permission of The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford Read More
 21 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
The tomb of the Emperor Shah 'Alam at the dargah of Qutb-Sahib at Mahrauli - 1815

Watercolour of tomb of Shah Alam from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Gheen to Delhi Vol. VI' produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1814-15. Marquess of Hastings, the Governor... Read More
 21 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
A prospect view of the city of Benares spread out along the bank of the Ganges from Shivala Ghat to Aurangzeb's mosque - 1765

A prospect view of the city of Varanasi (Benares) spread out along the bank of the Ganges from Shivala Ghat to Aurangzeb's mosque, with the camp of the Mughal Emperor, ... Read More
 21 Jan 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The History of the reign of SHAH-AULUM, the present emperor of Hindostaun. Containing the transactions of the court of Delhi, and the neighbouring states, during a period of thirty-six years: interspersed with geographical and topographical observations on several of the princi... Read More
 21 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
Shah 'Alam, Mughal Emperor (1759–1806), Conveying the Grant of the Diwani to Lord Clive, August 1765
By Benjamin West

The Emperor is seated on his throne under a canopy. He is handing the grant to Lord Clive, who stands on his right.

Date painted: c.1818
Oil on canvas, 290 x 400 cm

C... Read More
 12 Jan 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
AKBARNAMAH
By Abul Fazl i Mubaraki i Allami
Edited for The Asiatic Society of Bengal by Maulawi Abd-ur-Rahim
Printed at The Urdoo Guide or Muzhurool Ujayeb Press, Calcutta - 1877
In Persian
In Two Volumes

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 12 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
Akbar inspecting a wild elephant captured from a herd near Malwa in 1564. Painting from the Akbarnama, 1590-1595.


The Akbarnama was commissioned by the emperor Akbar as the official chronicle of his reign. It was written by his court historian and biographer Abu'l Fazl between 1590 and 1596 ... Read More
 16 Nov 2012 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Relations of Shah Abbas the Great, of Persia, with the Mogul Emperors, Akbar and Jahangir
By Clara Cary Edwards
Source: Journal of the American Oriental Society, Vol. 35 (1915)

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Image:
Jahangir Entertains Shah Abbas from the St. Pe... Read More
 16 Nov 2012 Rare Paintings
Saru Taqi, a Safavid courtier
ca. 1618

Bishandas
Mughal dynasty
Reign of Jahangir

Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
H: 21.6 W: 14.3 cm
India

This painting is a relatively rare portrait of an important Safavid historical figure by a celebrated Mughal painter. The painting ... Read More
 15 Nov 2012 Rare Paintings
Muhammad Ali Beg - ca. 1631
Inscription: Shabeeh Mohammed Ali Baig Elchi. Amal Hashim

India
Artist: Hashim
Opaque watercolour and gold on paper

Muhammad ‘Ali Beg was the ambassador sent to the Mughal court by Shah Abbas of Iran, arriving in time for the New Year festival in March 1631. He ... Read More
 15 Nov 2012 New Books
New Book:
The Imperial Image
By Milo Cleveland Beach
Paintings for the Mughal Court
Publisher: Mapin

Books have been treasured for centuries in the Islamic world, as precious objects worthy of royal admiration. This was especially true in Muslim India, where generations of Mughal emperors commis... Read More
 15 Nov 2012 Rare Paintings
Allegorical representation of Emperor Jahangir and Shah Abbas of Persia from the St. Petersburg Album
ca. 1618; margins 1747–48

Abu'l Hasan b. 1588 or 1589)
Mughal dynasty
Reign of Jahangir

Opaque watercolor, ink, silver and gold on paper
H: 23.8 W: 15.4 cm
India

This brilliantly execute... Read More
 14 Nov 2012 Rare Paintings
Shah Jahan and his son by Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, 1656

Pen and brush in brown on light brown Japanese paper.

Source: Rijksmuseum Read More
 14 Nov 2012 Rare Paintings
Drawn by Rembrandt
ca. 1656-1661
Dutch

A Mughal Nobleman standing; after a Mughal miniature, whole-length, almost in profile to right, his right hand on the handle of a dagger in his belt. c.1656-1661.

Pen and brown ink with grey and brown wash, touched with red chalk (in the turban) and ... Read More
 14 Nov 2012 Rare Paintings
Drawn by Rembrandt
ca. 1656-1661
Dutch

Four Orientals seated under a tree; bearded old men wearing turbans, seated in a half-circle on a terrace, one holding a cup, the other a book, a steep rocky outcrop behind. c.1656-1661

Pen and brown ink with brown and grey wash, touched with white and wi... Read More
 14 Nov 2012 Rare Paintings
Thesis:
Rembrandt Redefined: Making the “Global Artist” in Seventeenth-Century Amsterdam
by Jina Chung, B.A.
Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of
The University of Texas at Austin

"...In my desire to portray Rembrandt as a “global” artist, I consciously chose to avoid... Read More