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 19 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
The Village Well - 1864
William Simpson, 1823–1899, British

Watercolor, gouache and graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream, wove paper.

Source: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection Read More
 19 Sep 2015 Article/Essay
Biography:
William Simpson (1823-1899) -- "Prince of Pictorial Correspondents"
By Adrian Lipscomb (Simpson's Great Grandson)

William Simpson is widely-known known today as the war artist whose first-hand depiction of the Crimean War helped bring home the reality of that ill-managed campaign to t... Read More
 19 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
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".

Source: Yale Center for British A... Read More
 16 Sep 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
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 of ... Read More
 15 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
A view at Lucknow - 1869

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... Read More
 14 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
Dancers
By Tilly Kettle
Late 18th century
Oil on Canvas

Source: National Gallery Of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi Read More
 13 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
An Indian Dancing Girl with a Hookah - 1772
By Tilly Kettle, 1735–1786, British, active in India (from 1769 to 1776)

Aternate title:
Dancing - girl Faizabad

Source: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection Read More
 26 Aug 2015 Article/Essay
Charles William Bartlett (British, 1860-1940)
Artist

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... Read More
 26 Aug 2015 Rare Paintings
Udaipur, 1916
By Charles William Bartlett (British, 1860-1940)
Color woodcut

Source: Cleveland Museum of Art Read More
 22 Aug 2015 Rare Paintings
Fort of Aguada and Goa from the anchorage - 1831

Water-colour painting of Fort Aguada by William Miller (1795-1836) c.1831.

Aguada Fort was built on the Mandovi estuary in Goa by the Portuguese between 1609 and 1612 to protect Old Goa from attacks by the Dutch Navy. It was the strongest of the ... Read More
 13 Aug 2015 Rare Paintings
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-pop... Read More
 13 Aug 2015 Rare Paintings
Dal Lake, Kashmir, 1916
By Charles William Bartlett (British, 1860-1940)
Color woodcut

Source: The Cleveland Museum of Art Read More
 12 Aug 2015 Rare Paintings
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 ... Read More
 12 Aug 2015 Rare Paintings
Hill Fort of Gulab Singh - 1847

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 ... Read More
 11 Aug 2015 Rare Paintings
View up Old Court House Street towards St Andrew’s Church, Calcutta - 1820
by James Baillie Fraser

Oil on canvas
Collection: British Library Read More
 12 Jul 2015 Rare Paintings
The celebrated temple of Somnath - 1850

Lithograph by T.C. Dibdin from a sketch by Capt T. Postans of the Somanatha Temple at Somnath, Prabhas Patan, in Gujarat, dated c.1850.

Prabhas Patan is an important Hindu pilgrimage centre, considered to be one of the sights of Shiva's Jyotirlingas. The ... Read More
 31 May 2015 Rare Paintings
The Rajah of Mysore in his State Carriage - 1829

A procession with six elephants drawing a fantastic carriage with a tent-like top, in the distance a view of Mysore.
Hand-coloured lithograph
Print made by: C King
Published by: Thomas McLean
London

© Trustees of the British Museum Read More
 18 May 2015 Rare Paintings
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 ... Read More
 18 May 2015 Rare Paintings
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... Read More
 13 May 2015 Rare Paintings
Panorama of Surat - 1830

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... Read More