Elephant Battery -1864
William Simpson, 1823–1899, British
Inscribed in artist's hand in pen and brown ink lower left: "Elephant Battery"; in artist's hand in pen and brown ink lower right: "Wm Simpson. 1864", Signed and dated lower right: "Wm Simpson. | 1864".
Nawabs and their love to see self on canvas
By Shailvee Sharda
TNN | Nov 2, 2014
LUCKNOW: Narcissism omnipresent now in the form of 'selfies'—pictures people click of themselves—was manifest in the form of portraits the high and mighty got painted of themselves for posterity. Nawabs...
This aquatint was made by Daniell Havell after plate 6 of Henry Salt's 'Twenty Four Views in St. Helena, the Cape, India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia and Egypt'. Lucknow, now the capital of Uttar Pradesh, was formerly the capital of the province of Oudh (Avadh). Situa...
Charles William Bartlett (British, 1860-1940)
Charles William Bartlett was one of the first artists to work with the publisher Watanabe Shozaburo. Bartlett designed a total of 38 woodblock prints for Watanabe, beginning in 1916 and lasting through 1925. Twenty-two of these prints were pro...
Vale of Kashmir, 1867
By Robert S. Duncanson (American, 1821-1872)
Oil on canvas
Cincinnati-based Duncanson was the first African American artist to achieve recognition both nationally and abroad. This panoramic painting, one of his grandest, was inspired by an episode in Thomas Moore’s then-p...
Entry into Lahore from the Parade Ground, Panjab - 1847
Plate 9 from "Recollections of India. Part 1. British India and the Punjab" by James Duffield Harding (1797-1863) after Charles Stewart Hardinge (1822-1894), the eldest son of the first Viscount Hardinge, the Governor General. This depicts ...
Plate 6 from "Recollections of India. Part 2. Kashmir and the Alpine Punjab" by James Duffield Harding (1797-1863) after Charles Stewart Hardinge (1822-1894), the eldest son of the first Viscount Hardinge, the Governor General. This depicts the hill fort of Gulab ...
Copy of painting in the caves of Ajanta by Robert Gill, oil on canvas, 1850-1854, India.
This is a copy of a painting in cave 1 at Ajanta. The white patches cover fragile areas that require conservation work. The Ajanta cave paintings are the oldest surviving examples of painting in India. They ...
Painting of Robert Gill at the caves of Ajanta, by William Simpson, watercolour on paper, India, 1862.
This painting depicts fellow artist Major Robert Gill (1804-79) copying wall-paintings inside the Buddhist Vihara (monastic) cave at Ajanta. In 1846 the Royal Asiatic Society had commissioned G...
Coloured aquatint of a panorama of Surat in three parts by Alfred Robert Freebairn (1794-1846) after Thomas Postans and dated 1830. Situated on a bend in the river Tapti, Surat was an important Mughal trading port from the late 16th to the late 18th centuries. In 1615 Si...