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 21 Sep 2013 Rare Photographs
Photograph of military offices in Fort St George, at Madras (Chennai), Tamil Nadu, from the Macnabb Collection (Col James Henry Erskine Reid): Album of Indian views, taken in 1902. Madras was founded in 1639 by the British East India Company and was the first important English settlement in India... Read More
 21 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
A view of the Government House and Council Chamber, Madras - 1807

Aquatint of Madras (now Chennai) in south India, published by Edward Orme in 1807 and part of King George III's Topographical Collection. Madras was the first important settlement of the East India Company and was founded in 163... Read More
 21 Sep 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Fort St. George, Madras - A short history of our first possession in India
By Mrs. Frank Penny
With pen and ink sketches by the author, and other illustrations.
Published by Swan Sonnenschein in London - 1900

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 21 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
Fort St. George, on the Coromandel Coast, East Indies

View of a large fort with a church to the left, on the sea-shore, with several peaked mountains behind and ships on the sea in the foreground, including one firing guns, to right of centre; illustration to a periodical.

1782
Etching

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 20 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
Teppakulam, a Sacred Tank near Madura, Madras
by Francis Swain Ward

Date painted: 1772–1773
Oil on canvas, 81 x 130 cm

A large walled tank, in the centre of which is an island with a temple. The town of Madura with temples and palaces is seen in the distance.

Collection: British Lib... Read More
 14 Sep 2013 Rare Photographs
A hand-coloured print of the Hindu College, Calcutta, from the Fiebig Collection: Views of Calcutta and Surrounding Districts, taken by Frederick Fiebig in c.1851-52. This is a general view of the classical main façade of the Hindu College. The college was founded in 1817 and the foundation comm... Read More
 5 Sep 2013 Rare Photographs
Pumping Engine for Hydraulic cranes, Calcutta Docks - 1891

Photograph taken in 1891 by an unknown photographer of interior of the Hydraulic Engine House building. Hydraulic power was produced to move cranes and to drain the graving docks (dry docks), where ship repairs were carried out. The pu... Read More
 5 Sep 2013 Rare Photographs
Calcutta Docks, Engine House - 1890

Photograph taken in 1890 by an unknown photographer showing the hydraulic engine house at Kidderpore Docks. Hydraulic power was produced to move cranes and to drain the graving docks (dry docks), where ships repairs were carried out. The pumping engine house... Read More
 5 Sep 2013 Rare Photographs
Kidderpore Dock, with steamer 'Mayo' passing through 60 ft dock. The first steamer that entered the Dock in Calcutta - 1891

Photograph taken in1891 by an unknown photographer of the newly constructed graving dock, Calcutta Docks. A graving dock (dry dock), is a dock enclosed by gates and pumpe... Read More
 3 Sep 2013 Rare Photographs
Ujjain Ghats - 1875

Photograph of the temples along the river front at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, taken by Deen Dayal in the 1870s, from the Album of 'Views of Central India by Deen Dayal, Indore'. Ujjain is one of the seven sacred cities of Hinduism. It is an ancient pilgrimage centre built on... Read More
 3 Sep 2013 Rare Photographs
Ghats and temples on the River Sipra at Ujjain -1869

Photograph of the ghats and temples on the River Sipra at Ujjain, taken by George Edward Herne in 1869. Ujjain is one of the seven sacred Hindu cities. It is an ancient pilgrimage centre built on the banks of the Sipra river with characteris... Read More
 1 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
Morning Exodus, Jodhpur
By Ernest Stephen Lumsden

Oil on canvas, 54.5 x 66.5 cm

Collection: Newport Museum and Art Gallery Read More
 1 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
Shiva’s Bull (Benares) - 1919
By Ernest Stephen Lumsden

One of the group of plates loosely referred to as E.S.Lumsden’s ‘Third Indian and Ladak set’, Shiva’s Bull shows a scene on the banks of the River Ganges, at Benares. This image was derived from the huge mass of material which ... Read More
 1 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
The Black Boat, No.1
By Ernest Stephen Lumsden
1919
Original etching
Signed and numbered in ink

Issued in E.S.Lumsden’s ‘Third Indian Set’, The Black Boat, No.1 is typical of the scenes upon the river front which the artist considered to display the essential spirit of Benares. E... Read More
 1 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
Benares, India
By Ernest Stephen Lumsden

Date painted: 1927
Oil on canvas on board, 23 x 32 cm

Collection: Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums Read More
 2 Aug 2013 Rare Photographs
Photograph of a view of Maula Ali Hill near Hyderabad. This print was by an unknown photographer in the 1870s and is part of the Temple Collection. Maula Ali Hill is situated 6.5 km (4 miles) west of Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh. The Shrine of Maula Ali is located here, together with a mosque and... Read More
 2 Aug 2013 Rare Photographs
Photograph of Maula Ali Hill, from the Macnabb Collection (Col James Henry Erskine Reid): Album of Indian views, taken in the early 1900s. The view was taken in Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh and shows a bazaar with Maula Ali Hill in the background. The Shrine of Maula Ali is located on the hill, t... Read More
 1 Aug 2013 New Books
View of Maula Ali near Hyderabad - 1799

This is plate 3 from 'Hindoostan Scenery consisting of Twelve Select Views in India' by Francis Jukes (1746-1812) and Thomas Anburey (1759-1840) of the Corps of Engineers in Bengal.

Anburey served with the Bengal Army as a surveyor in 1792 and 1793, t... Read More
 1 Aug 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Modern Hyderabad (Deccan)
By John Law
Published by Thacker, Spink & Co., Calcutta - 1914

Book extract:

After the terrible flood of 1908, which was the highest and most disastrous that had occurred in Hyderabad for at least three-quarters of a century, and which was caused b... Read More
 1 Aug 2013 Rare Paintings
North-east view of Hyderabad - 1799

This is plate 1 from 'Hindoostan Scenery consisting of Twelve Select Views in India' by Francis Jukes (1746-1812) and Thomas Anburey (1759-1840) of the Corps of Engineers, Bengal.

While serving with the Bengal Army between 1792 and 1793, Anburey helped su... Read More