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 2 May 2014 Rare Paintings
Satara Fort on hilltop, cattle grazing in foreground - 1853

Landscape with Satara Fort on the hilltop completed in water-colour by George Hutchins Bellasis (1807-1862) in 1853. This view shows cattle grazing in the foreground. Inscribed on the front in ink is: 'Sattara Fort, from Enteshwar. 1853... Read More
 2 May 2014 Rare Paintings
Satara Fort on hilltop - 1853

Water-colour painting of Satara Fort by George Hutchins Bellasis (1807-1862) in 1853. This view shows the British Residency with a Union Jack flying and other bungalows at the foot of the hill. Inscribed on the front in ink is: 'Sattara. Residency. and Fort. 1853.'
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 28 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
Illustration from:

Beast and Man in India - A popular sketch of Indian animals in their relations with the people
By John Lockwood Kipling, C. I. E.
With illustrations
Published by Macmillan and Co., London - 1904 Read More
 27 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
'Mahableshwar. Sydney and Elphinstone Points from Elphinstone Cottage. 14 November 1871'.

Water-colour painting of Mahabaleshwar by John Frederick Lester (1825-1915), December 1868. This image is from an album of water-colours made between 1865 and 1877 in Kathiawar, Bombay, Poona, Mahabaleshwar... Read More
 27 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
'Wurteyj. Kattywar. 9th January 1869. Sketch from the Traveller's Bungalow'.

Water-colour painting of a village in Kathiawar by John Frederick Lester (1825-1915), 9th January 1869. This image is from an album of 30 watercolours made between 1865 and 1877 in Kathiawar, Bombay, Poona, Mahabaleshwa... Read More
 27 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
'Sketch from my Tents at Akala, Kattywar. 13th January 1869'.

Water-colour painting of a village in Kathiawar by John Frederick Lester (1825-1915), 13th January 1869. This image is from an album of 30 watercolours made between 1865 and 1877 in Kathiawar, Bombay, Poona, Mahabaleshwar and Savantva... Read More
 27 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
'Mahableshwar. Church and Beckwith Monument. Sketch from a point off the road near the Lake. 23rd November 1871'.

Water-colour painting of Mahabaleshwar by John Frederick Lester (1825-1915), 23rd November 1871. This image is from an album of water-colours made between 1865 and 1877 in Kathiawar,... Read More
 27 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
'Toolsesham in the Gheer. Kattywar. Hot Springs, 6th April 1869'

Water-colour painting of a temple with hot springs in Kathiawar by John Frederick Lester (1825-1915), 6th April 1869. This image is from an album of 30 watercolours made between 1865 and 1877 in Kathiawar, Bombay, Poona, Mahabalesh... Read More
 26 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
Madhav Rao Narayan, the Maratha Peshwa with Nana Fadnavis and Attendants
by James Wales

Date painted: 1792
Oil on canvas, 228 x 186 cm

This portrait group was commissioned by the Peshwa shortly after James Wales arrived in Poona, western India, in 1792. Probably through the help of Wales's patr... Read More
 26 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
The Mahratta Peshwa, and his ministers at Poonah.
Drawn from an original sketch belonging to Sir Charles Malet Bart. - 1813

Plate forty-two from the second volume of James Forbes' "Oriental Memoirs". Charles Malet (1752-1815), the Resident of Poona was a close contemporary and a good friend of... Read More
 26 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
Mahadaji Sindhia, Maratha leader and warrior. He ruled from 1782 to 1794.
By James Wales

Date painted: c.1792
Oil on canvas, 76.5 x 63.8 cm

Collection: British Library Read More
 26 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
Bhairo Raghunath Mehendale, Diplomatic Agent to the Peshwa at Poona
By James Wales

Date painted: 1792
Oil on canvas, 82 x 63 cm

Collection: British Library Read More
 24 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
Bullcok cart from the Deccan, probably in or near Poona, July 1850.

William Carpenter was the eldest son of the distinguished portrait painter Margaret Sarah Carpenter and of William Hookham Carpenter, who became Keeper of the Prints and Drawings Department at the British Museum. In early 1850 h... Read More
 24 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
A pan shop and Muslim dealer in piece-goods, India, 1855
Painting by a British artist; William Carpenter

This painting depicts two shops, the one on the left selling paan (a type of digestive made from the betel nut and chewed after meals), the one on the right owned by a Muslim dealer in piece ... Read More
 20 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
A street scene in Bombay, India, 1855
Painting by a British artist; William Carpenter
Watercolour on paper

William Carpenter (1818-1899) travelled through India from 1850 to 1856 painting portraits and pictures of rulers and their courts and Indian scenery. He travelled to Calcutta via Bombay an... Read More
 19 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
View eastwards from the steps behind Mount Mary Church, Bandra, Bombay, by William Carpenter, painting, watercolour on paper, India, 1850

In this view, the new Mahim Causeway linking the Bombay (Mumbai) and Salsette islands is visible in the middle distance. The ghats of mainland Bombay are in t... Read More
 19 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
Scene in Bombay, India, 1826.
Painting by a British artist - Robert Grindlay.

Grindlay (1786-1877) served in the Bombay Native Infantry from 1804-20, rising to Captain. Captain Robert Grindlay's "Scenery, Costumes and Architecture, chiefly on the Western Side of India", issued from 1826 to 1830 ... Read More
 11 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
Walter Langhammer (Austria, 1905-1977)
Banganga Tank and Walkeshwar temples, Malabar Hill, Bombay circa 1940-50

Oil on canvas laid down on board, signed lower right; Chemould Gallery, Bombay label on reverse

The oldest and largest centre of Hindu pilgrimage in Bombay, the tank called Banganga... Read More
 11 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
Walter Langhammer (Austria, 1905-1977)
Country Scene
oil on canvas, signed lower right, framed

Executed circa 1938.

Walter Langhammer (1905-1977) was an Austrian Jewish professor who fled the Nazi regime and came to Bombay where he became a major figure in the artistic life of the city. He wa... Read More
 5 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
Illustration from the book:

Indian Myth and Legend
By Donald A. Mackenzie
With illustrations in in colour by Warwick Goble
Published by Gresham Publishing Co., London - 1913 Read More