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 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 (18831948)

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 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
 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
 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
Pencil drawing of Parbati Hill near Pune in Maharashtra by George Boyd (1800-1850) dated to between 1821 and 1844. This is one of 95 drawings (90 folios) chiefly of landscapes and monuments in the Deccan, West India and Afghanistan.

A long series of steps and ramps leads to the top of hill on wh... 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
 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
 22 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Watercolour of Europeans being entertained by dancers and musicians in a splendid Indian house during Durga puja by William Prinsep (1794-1874) dating from the 1830s-1840s.

The subject matter and treatment is rather unlike Prinsep's normal style, and it is possible that this is based on another... Read More
 14 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
View of Gopaul Droog, Mysore - James Hunter
Original watercolour

James Hunter, who served in India as a Lieutentant in the Royal Artillery, is best known for his Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore, 1805.

Source: Bonhams Read More
 11 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Pillars in Great Chaitya Cave, Karli - 1839

This is plate 13 from James Fergusson's 'Illustrations of the Rock Cut Temples of India'. The largest and best-preserved of the Buddhist caves at Karli is the Chaitya or great prayer hall.

Fergusson depicts a close-up view of the interior pillars divi... Read More
 11 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Pillars in Great Chaitya Cave, Kanheri - 1839

This is plate 14 from James Fergusson's 'Illustrations of the Rock Cut Temples of India'. The Buddhist caves of Kanheri lie in forested hills north of Bombay. There are about 120 rock-cut caves on the site.

This colonnaded chaitya (prayer hall) date... Read More
 19 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
Dust Storm Coming On, near Jeypore, Rajpootana - 1863
William Simpson, 18231899, British

Watercolor and gouache over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige wove paper.

Source: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection Read More
 19 Sep 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Autobiography of William Simpson, R.I.
Edited by George Eyre-Todd
Published by T. Fisher Unwin, London - 1913

Read Book Online:

http://bit.ly/1KyRC2z

Download pdf Book:

http://bit.ly/1V1TwiY

Extract from Preface:
Apart from his repute as an artist, William Simpson was ... Read More
 19 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
Thugs in the School of Industry, Jubblepoor - 1863
William Simpson, 18231899, British

Watercolor, gouache and graphite on thick, cream, smooth wove paper.

Source: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection Read More