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 25 Jun 2014 Rare Paintings
Circle of William Daniell, R.A. (British, 1769-1837)
The Jama Masjid, Delhi, India
Pen and ink and watercolour

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 25 Jun 2014 Rare Paintings
Jami Masjid, Delhi - 1811
By Thomas Daniell, 1749–1840
Oil on canvas

Source: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection Read More
 24 Jun 2014 Rare Paintings
A View of an Indian Temple said to be the Mosque of Abo-ul-Nabi, Muttra - 1827
By Thomas Daniell, 1749–1840
Oil on canvas

Source: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection Read More
 6 Jun 2014 Rare Paintings
Coloured lithograph by William Hunsley of St Thomas's Mount at Madras, dated c.1830.

The mount is 11 km south of Madras and is traditionally held to be the site of the martyrdom of the apostle St Thomas. It is thought that he founded Christian communities on the west coast of India and came to M... Read More
 6 Jun 2014 Rare Paintings
The Armenian Bridge, near St.Thomas's Mount, Madras - 1798

Plate 10 from the second set of Thomas and William Daniell's 'Oriental Scenery'. The old bridge on the Adyar River was originally built in 1726 by an Armenian, as recorded by a Latin inscription on it, and has been replaced by the Marmal... Read More
 31 May 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Cities of India
By G.W. Forrest
Published by Archibald Constable and Co. Ltd., Westminster - 1903

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 28 May 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
NEW DELHI
By Robert Byron
Published in The Architectural Review, Westminster - 1931

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 28 May 2014 New Books
New Book:
NEW DELHI: Making of a Capital
By Malvika Singh and Rudrangshu Mukherjee
Concept and visual research by Pramod Kapoor
Published by Roli Books - 2012

New Delhi was born at two o'clock on 12 December 1911, as King George V proclaimed it to be India's new capital at his grand Coronation D... Read More
 28 May 2014 Rare Photographs
Photo Feature:
When New Delhi was new: archival images of the Capital under construction.

Rare images of Delhi's great buildings taking shape.

Delhi is in flux this week as new ministers settle into offices in North and South Block and move into their stately bungalows. The buildings they occup... Read More
 17 May 2014 Rare Paintings
Dashashvamedha Ghat, Benares - 1796

Plate 16 from the first set of Thomas Daniell's 'Oriental Scenery.' Dasasvamedha Ghat is one of the five most sacred places of pilgrimage in Benares as it is believed that it was here the god Brahma performed ten ('das') horse-sacrifices ('asva-medha') for kin... Read More
 17 May 2014 Rare Photographs
View of the Dashashvamedha Ghat from the Kitchener of Khartoum Collection: 'Views of Benares. Presented by the Maharaja of Benares' by Babu Jageswar Prasad in 1883.

Dashashvamedha Ghat, on the River Ganges at Varanasi, is one of the busiest of the cities many ghats, where residents and pilgrims... Read More
 17 May 2014 Rare Paintings
Dasashvamedh Ghat and the temples just downstream, Benares - 1814

Watercolour of Varanasi's Dashashvamedh Ghat on the Ganges river from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Patna to Benares Vol. II' produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1814-15. Marquess of Hastin... Read More
 17 May 2014 Rare Paintings
Dashashvamedh Ghat, Benares - 1834

Plate 7 from the third part of James Prinsep's 'Benares Illustrated'. Prinsep (1799-1840), an antiquary and colonial administrator was assay master at the Benares Mint between 1820-30. The lithographs published in this collection were based on his original sket... Read More
 27 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Mahabaleshwar
By Rao Bahadur D.B. Parasnis
Published by Lakshmi Art Printing Works, Bombay - 1916

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 27 Apr 2014 Rare Photographs
Mahabaleshwar - 1860

Photograph with scenic vista of Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra, by an unknown photographer, from an album of 40 prints taken in the 1860s. Mahabaleshwar, at 4500 ft in the Sahyadri hills, is the largest and most popular hill-station in Western India, although subject to extrem... 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
 25 Apr 2014 Rare Paintings
Bombay. Bullock Raikla with Indian passengers
ca.1870
Pen, ink and watercolour
Maharashtra, India

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 25 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The Poona Guide and Directory
Published by F.S. Jehangir, Poona - 1922

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Bund Gardens, Poona
1850s to 1870s
Photographed by Francis Frith, born 1822 - died 1898

Whole-plate albumen prin... Read More
 25 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
A local history of Poona and its battlefields
By Col.L.W. Shakespear
Published by Macmillan & Co., London - 1916

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North-east view of the temples of Parbati with the nearby Parbati tank i... Read More
 24 Apr 2014 Rare Photographs
Parbati Temple, Poona
1850s to 1870s
Photographed by Francis Frith, born 1822 - died 1898

Whole-plate albumen print from wet collodion glass negative

Francis Frith was one of the most successful commercial photographers from the 1850s and 1860s. He also established what was to become the larges... Read More