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 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
 3 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
"The Girl of the Wall-Almirah."

Illustration from the book:
Folk-tales of Bengal
By Rev. Lal Bihari Day
Illustrated by Warwick Goble
Published by Macmillan and Co., London - 1912 Read More
 3 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
"They approached a magnificent pile of buildings."

Illustration from the book:
Folk-tales of Bengal
By Rev. Lal Bihari Day
Illustrated by Warwick Goble
Published by Macmillan and Co., London - 1912 Read More
 3 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
"A bright light, like that of the moon, was seen shining on his forehead."

Illustration from the book:
Folk-tales of Bengal
By Rev. Lal Bihari Day
Illustrated by Warwick Goble
Published by Macmillan and Co., London - 1912 Read More
 3 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
"The Suo queen went to the door with a handful of rice."

Illustration from the book:
Folk-tales of Bengal
By Rev. Lal Bihari Day
Illustrated by Warwick Goble
Published by Macmillan and Co., London - 1912 Read More
 3 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
"She rushed out of the palace... and came to the upper world."

Illustration from the book:
Folk-tales of Bengal
By Rev. Lal Bihari Day
Illustrated by Warwick Goble
Published by Macmillan and Co., London - 1912 Read More
 31 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
John Gleich (German b.1879)
The inner courtyard of the Palace of the Maharajah of Udaipur (Indian Rajputana).

Signed 'John Gleich' (lower left), also signed and inscribed with the artist's address and titled on the stretcher
Oil on canvas
66.5 x 59.5 cm. (26 1/4 x 23 1/2 in.)

Source: Bonhams Read More
 29 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
Watercolour painting of the town and pass of Bundi in Rajasthan, by an anonymous artist working in the British school, c. 1840. Inscribed on the back in ink is: 'The town and Pass of Bondi in Rajpootana. No. 72.'

Bundi was founded in 1341 by Rao Deva and is situated in a narrow valley within the... Read More
 29 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
Hercules Brabazon Brabazon (British, 1821-1906)

Jodhpur, Rajputana, India watercolour
14.6 x 21.6 cm. (5 3/4 x 8 1/2 in.)

English watercolourist. Baptised Hercules Brabazon Sharpe, the son of landed gentry, he inherited the family estates in 1847 and 1858, which occasioned a legal change in h... Read More
 29 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
The sword grinder (Jodhpur) - by Mabel Royds

Two boys by grinding stone, woman seated on ground to right. c.1920.

Colour woodcut, in the Japanese manner, predominantly in beige, grey-brown and orange

Mabel Royds was a colour woodcut artist. b. at Little Barford, Bedfordshire, later moved to Li... Read More
 29 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
Jodhpur Fort (Rajputana) - 1890

Water-colour drawing by G.F. Lamb of the west view of the Jodhpur Fort in Rajasthan, dated c.1890. Inscribed on the front in ink: 'G.F.L.'; on the back in ink: 'Jodhpur Fort. West side from Cingora hill by G.F. Lamb.'

The formidable Meherangarh Fort, considered t... Read More
 29 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
View of Jodhpur Fort (Rajputana) and the city wall from the south - 1890

Water-colour drawing by G.F. Lamb of the view of the Jodhpur Fort in Rajasthan and the city wall from the south, dated c.1890 Inscribed on the front in ink: 'G.F.L'; on the back in ink: 'Jodhpur Fort and city wall from Sout... Read More
 29 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
Jodhpur Fort (Eastern side) - 1890

Water-colour drawing by G.F. Lamb of the east view of the Jodhpur Fort in Rajasthan, dated c.1890. Inscribed on the front in ink: 'G.F.L.'; on the back in ink: 'Jodhpur Fort. Eastern side by G.F. Lamb.'

The formidable Meherangarh Fort, considered the finest in... Read More
 18 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
Watercolour drawing of a view of the town of Shahabad (Kotah, formerly Jhalawar) by an anonymous artist in c.1818. Inscribed below the drawing is: 'Shahabad. No. 11.'

This work forms part of the Marquess of Hastings collection. He was the Governor-General of Bengal and the Commander-in-Chief fro... Read More
 18 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
The town and lake at Jhalrapatan (Jhalawar), with a sepoy and peasants working an irrigation system in the foreground - 1818

Watercolour drawing of the town and lake at Jhalrapatan (Jhalawar) in Rajasthan, done by an anonymous artist in c. 1818. Inscribed below: 'A view of the Lake and Town of J... Read More
 12 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
In the Kylas Temple, Ellora, India, March 1878
By Marianne North

Oil on paper, 25.2 x 35.3 cm

Collection: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Read More
 12 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
In the Kylas Temple, Ellora, India, March 1878
By Marianne North

Oil on paper, 25.2 x 35.3 cm

Collection: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Read More
 12 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
In the Kylas Temple, Ellora, India, March 1878
By Marianne North

Oil on paper, 25.2 x 35.3 cm

Collection: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Read More
 12 Mar 2014 Article/Essay
ROBERT MELVILLE GRINDLAY (1786-1877) was that peculiarly English product, the gifted amateur. He was born at St. Mary-le-Bone, then a village near London and, to put the event into historical perspective, it occurred two years after the passing of Pitt's India Act and two years before Warren Hast... Read More
 12 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
Interior of the Cave Temple of Indra Sabha at Ellora - 1830

This is plate 25 of Robert Melville Grindlay's 'Scenery, Costumes and Architecture chiefly on the Western Side of India'. Grindlay (1786-1877) was only 17 when he arrived in India in 1803. He served with the Bombay Native Infantry from ... Read More