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

Source: Bonhams Read More
 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
 14 Jun 2014 Rare Photographs
Lion capitals, torana beams and other sculpture fragments lying on the ground near the Great Stupa, Sanchi, Bhopal State - 1875

Photograph of lion capitals, torana beams and other sculpture fragments lying on the ground near the Great Stupa at Sanchi, from the Archaeological Survey of India Coll... Read More
 14 Jun 2014 Rare Photographs
Side view of the Asokan Edict Pillar, Lauriya Nandangarh, Champaran District - 1865

Photograph of the Ashokan Edict Pillar at Lauriya Nandangarh, Champaran District, taken by Sir Benjamin Simpson in c.1860s. Ashoka (reign ca. 272-231 BC) was the most illustrious king of the Maurya dynasty. After... Read More
 23 May 2014 Rare Photographs
Enclosure (once a Hindu Temple) of Zein-ul-ab-ud-din's Tomb, in Srinagar, Kashmir
Probable date A.D. 400 to 500 (?)

Photograph of the enclosure surrounding Zain-ul-abidin's tomb at Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir, taken by John Burke in 1868. This photograph is reproduced in Henry Hardy Cole's Ar... Read More
 23 May 2014 Rare Photographs
Ruins of the Temple of Martand, Kashmir - 8th century AD

Photograph of the ruins of Martand from the 'Strachey Collection of Indian Views', taken by Samuel Bourne in 1864.This Hindu temple to the sun deity was built by Lalitaditya (c.724-60), the most powerful and renowned monarch of the Karkota... Read More
 23 May 2014 Rare Photographs
Temple of Jyeshteshwara [Shankaracharya], on the Takht-i-Suliman Hill, near Srinagar. Probable date 220 B.C.

Photograph of the Shankaracharya Temple on the summit of Takht-i-Suleiman (Throne of Solomon), near Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir, taken by John Burke in 1868. This view was reproduced in... Read More
 23 May 2014 Rare Photographs
Group of temples near the village of Wangut in the Scind Valley, Kashmir - 8th century AD

Photograph of a temple at Wangat, Jammu and Kashmir, taken by John Burke in 1868. This photograph is reproduced in Henry Hardy Cole's Archaeological Survey of India report, 'Illustrations of Ancient Buildin... Read More
 4 May 2014 Rare Photographs
Kalugumalai, near Tinnevelly - 1868

Print from an album of 41 albumen prints by Edmund David Lyon. Kalugumalai (Vulture's Hill) is a rounded granite hillock in the Thoothukodi district of Tamil Nadu. It is known for its Jain rock carvings and a 7th-8th century monolithic temple carved out of the... Read More
 19 Apr 2014 Rare Photographs
Walkeshwar, Bombay - 1855

A photograph of the Walukeshwar temple in Maharashtra from the 'Vibart Collection of Views in South India' taken by an unknown photographer about 1860. The kings of the Silhara dynasty who ruled Bombay from the 9th to the 13th Centuries originally built Walkeshar Temple... Read More
 31 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
Proposed design for a palace at Rajgarh: front west side elevation.
Jaipur, 1918

Pencil and wash on paper, both inscribed 'Designed by Nathu Lall Shunker Lall Architects, Jaipur (Rajputana)' lower right, and also the title and other details, signed by Nathu Lall and dated 24.5.18, framed.

Sourc... Read More
 31 Mar 2014 Rare Photographs
View at Mount Abu - 1870s
By Colin Murray
Albumen print, signed, numbered or captioned in negative

Source: Bonhams Read More
 30 Mar 2014 Rare Photographs
Komal's Kirti-sthamba, Chittor

From the book:
Photographs of architecture and scenery in Gujarat and Rajputana
Photographed by Bourne and Shepherd
With historical and descriptive letterpress by James Burgess
Published by Bourne and Shepherd, Bombay - 1874 Read More
 30 Mar 2014 Rare Photographs
Temples and column at Baroli

From the book:
Photographs of architecture and scenery in Gujarat and Rajputana
Photographed by Bourne and Shepherd
With historical and descriptive letterpress by James Burgess
Published by Bourne and Shepherd, Bombay - 1874 Read More
 30 Mar 2014 Rare Photographs
Rani Sipri's mosque and tomb, Ahmedabad.

From the book:
Photographs of architecture and scenery in Gujarat and Rajputana
Photographed by Bourne and Shepherd
With historical and descriptive letterpress by James Burgess
Published by Bourne and Shepherd, Bombay - 1874 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