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 10 May 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Bombay and Western India - A Series of Stray Papers
By James Douglas
Published by Sampson Low, Marston & Company, London - 1893
In Two Volumes

Read Book Online:
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 10 May 2015 Rare Photographs
Bombay Watson's Esplanade Hotel
By Samuel Bourne (England, 1834-1912)
Late 1860s
Photograph
Albumen print

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More
 19 Mar 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
Bangalore cartoonist draws 'good old days'
By Geeta Pandey
BBC News, Delhi - 18 March 2015

Indian cartoonist Paul Fernandes has drawn a series of watercolour cartoons depicting life in the southern city of Bangalore in the 1960s and 70s.

The series includes Bangalore's landmarks as wel... Read More
 20 Feb 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Mysore: A Gazetteer compiled for Government
By Benjamin Lewis Rice (1837-1927)
Published by Archibald Constable and Co., London - 1897

Read Book Online:

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Image:
Nouvelle Carte D'une Grande Partie de la Presqu'Is... Read More
 20 Feb 2015 Rare Paintings
View of Nandidrug (Bangalore) - 1790

Pen-and-ink and wash drawing of Nandidrug by an unknown artist, c.1790. Inscribed on the front in ink is: 'Nundedroog'; signed': P(?).C.'

Nandidrug is a hill-fort in Karnataka sited 4,851 feet above sea level. Composed chiefly of granite, gneiss and hornblen... Read More
 20 Feb 2015 Rare Paintings
View of Nandidrug (Bangalore), with the batteries firing during the siege - 1791

Water-colour painting of the hill-fort of Nandidrug in Karnataka made during the siege of 1791 by Colin MacKenzie (1754-1821). Inscribed on the front in ink is: 'No.1. View of Nundidroog with the Batteries firing on... Read More
 20 Feb 2015 Rare Paintings
Nandidrug and the gate of the Temple of Nandi (Bangalore) - March 1834.

Pen-and-ink drawing by Philip Meadows Taylor of Nandi Drug and the gate of the Temple of Nandi, dated March 1834. Inscribed on back in ink and dated as above. Taylor was stationed at Hingoli from December 1832 to October 183... Read More
 20 Feb 2015 Rare Paintings
View of Nandidrug (Nandi Hills, Bangalore) with three English soldiers in the foreground and two Indian horsemen in the middle distance. Between 1790 and 1792.

Pen-and-ink and water-colour drawing of Nandidrug with three English soldiers in the foreground and two Indian horsemen in the middle di... Read More
 20 Feb 2015 Rare Paintings
Nandi Hills, Bangalore - 1794

This uncoloured aquatint is taken from plate 10 of Captain Alexander Allan's 'Views in the Mysore Country'. Nandidurg is at an altitude of around 4800 feet amid the Nandi Hills near Bangalore. Captain Allan described the fort as "a strong spacious fortress, with the... Read More
 18 Feb 2015 Event
Untravel: Explore Bangalore with an Unhurried tour walk
By Usha Hariprasad

Looking to explore your city in a whole new way? Unhurried helps you learn about just how interesting Bangalore’s history is, with their guided walks.

Let us face it, history has always stood for memorization. Dates, eve... Read More
 18 Jan 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
The astronomical wonder
By S.K.Aruni
The Hindu - February 1, 2012

S.K. Aruni on the astronomical significance of the Gavi Gangadhareshwara temple in Bangalore.

It is generally believed that the Jantar Mantar in Delhi is the only good example of an astronomical observatory constructed b... Read More
 12 Jan 2015 Rare Paintings
View from Malabar Hill - 1800

This is plate 3 from James Wales' 'Bombay Views'. The series was painted for Sir Charles Malet (1752-1815), the British Resident of Poona, who Wales met in Bombay in 1791.

The panoramic view (continued on plate 4) was taken across the Back Bay and includes the Flag... Read More
 12 Jan 2015 Rare Paintings
View of Bombay Harbour - 1800

This is plate 1 from James Wales' 'Bombay Views'. The series was painted for Sir Charles Malet (1752-1815), the British Resident of Poona, who met Wales in Bombay in 1791.

The panoramic view (which continues on plate two) depicts the dockyard and fort areas, includ... Read More
 12 Jan 2015 Rare Paintings
View of the Breach from Love Grove, Bombay - 1800

This is plate 6 from James Wales' 'Bombay Views'. The series was painted for Sir Charles Malet (1752-1815), the British Resident of Poona, who met Wales in Bombay in 1791.

The view was taken "from the end terminating at Love Grove". The Great Br... Read More
 12 Jan 2015 Rare Paintings
View from Belmont, Bombay - 1800

This is plate 9 from James Wales' 'Bombay Views'. The series was painted for Sir Charles Malet (1752-1815), the British Resident of Poona, who Wales met in Bombay in 1791.

The view represents that "part of the Island between the Hill of Belmont and the Breach Wa... Read More
 13 Aug 2014 Rare Photographs
Panchganga Ghat, Benares - 1869

View from the river looking towards the ghat and riverside buildings, with Aurangzeb's Mosque in the left background from 'Views of Benares, from the River Side' taken by Brajo Gopal Bromochary in 1869. "This spot is one of the five chief places of worship on the ... Read More
 6 Jul 2014 Rare Paintings
The Great Bull and Pagoda at Tanjore
By William Daniell, 1769–1837

Gray wash and graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper.

Source: Yale Center for British Art Read More
 6 Jul 2014 Rare Paintings
The Banks of the Ganges - 1825
Attributed to William Daniell, 1769–1837

Oil on canvas

Source: Yale Center for British Art Read More
 6 Jul 2014 Rare Paintings
Bramha and Nursingdara Ghat, Varanasi - 1788
By William Daniell, 1769–1837, British

Gray wash with graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper.

Source: Yale Center for British Art Read More
 25 Jun 2014 Rare Paintings
Main Entrance of the Jami Mosque, Jaunpur
1797 to 1807
Thomas Daniell, 1749–1840
William Daniell, 1769–1837

Watercolor over graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper

Inscribed in brown ink, verso, lower left: "N. 77 Graet Mosque at Jaunpur"

Curatorial Comment:
In 1784 Thomas Dani... Read More