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 8 Feb 2014 Rare Paintings
Illustration from the book:

Indian Pictures
Drawn with pen and pencil
By the Rev. W. Urwick
Published by Religious Tract Society, London - 1881 Read More
 7 Feb 2014 Rare Photographs
Illustration from the book:
Modern India
By William Eleroy Curtis
Published by F. H. Revell Company, Chicago - 1905 Read More
 7 Feb 2014 Rare Photographs
Illustration from the book:
Modern India
By William Eleroy Curtis
Published by F. H. Revell Company, Chicago - 1905 Read More
 17 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Pen-and-ink and water-colour drawing dated January 1801 of a column from the Uchappaya Matha at Anegondi in Karnataka, from an album of 56 sheets of drawings (60 folios) mainly of miscellaneous architecture and sculpture in the Deccan and S. India. ff.31-38 depict ceiling paintings at Anegundi, d... Read More
 15 Jan 2014 Article/Essay
Historical Notes:
Astronomical significance of the Gavi Gangadhareshvara Temple in Bangalore
By Jayanth Vyasanakere, K. Sudeesh and B.S. Shylaja
Published by the Current Science Association, Bangalore - 2008

The passage of the setting sun through the cave of Gavi Gangadhareshwara temple on ... Read More
 14 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Water-colour drawing of a European house in Madras (Chennai) with a palanquin and carriage at the door and a watercarrier in the foreground by Justinian Gantz(1802-1862) in 1832. Inscribed on the front in ink is: 'Just Gantz 1832.' Justinian Gantz, eldest son of John Gantz, is described in the 'E... Read More
 14 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Water-colour drawing of a European house in Madras (Chennai) by Justinian Gantz (1802-1862) in 1841. Inscribed on the front in ink is: 'Madras, 1841.' Justinian Gantz, eldest son of John Gantz, is described in the 'East India Register' as 'Miniature Painter'. He married Ann Philipina Martin at Bl... Read More
 14 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Water-colour drawing of the Merchants' buildings at Chennai (Madras) by John Gantz in 1829. Inscribed on the front in ink is: 'J. Gantz & Son. 1829.' John Gantz, probably of Austrian extraction, was employed as a draftsman and surveyor by the East India Company from about 1800 to 1803, eventually... Read More
 14 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Water-colour drawing of the Board of Trade and Customs House at Chennai (Madras) by John Gantz (1772-1853) in 1822. Inscribed on the front in ink is: 'John Gantz. 1822'. John Gantz produced standard topographical drawings for sale to Europeans in Madras, making in some cases several versions of t... Read More
 14 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Watercolour drawing of a ruined temple north of Mamallapuram, by John Gantz, c. 1825. From a sketch by Mr J. Braddock.

John Gantz (1772-1853) and his son Justinian ran a lithographic press, but are remembered best for their watercolours of flat-top houses and public buildings in and around Che... Read More
 14 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Watercolour of the five 'rathas' at Mamallapuram, by John Gantz, c.1825. Inscribed: 'North View of the 5 Pagodas about one mile south of Mahabilipoorum showing also a Lion and Elephant, the latter as large as life, the former larger, the whole cut sculptured from solid Granite stones - from a Ske... Read More
 13 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
The Fort of Gwalior from the north west.

From the book:
The Illustrated History of the British Empire in India and the East - From the earliest times to the suppression of the Sepoy mutiny in 1859
By Edward Henry Nolan
Published by James S.Virtue, London - 1858
Volume 2 Read More
 12 Jan 2014 Rare Photographs
Hampi : Eastern Gopura and Lamp Column, Vitthala Temple Complex - 1856

This photograph shows the eastern gopura and a monolithic lamp column, Vitthala temple complex, Hampi (Vijayanagara).

Vijayanagara, meaning ‘city of victory’ was the imperial capital of the last great Hindu empire to rul... Read More
 11 Jan 2014 Rare Photographs
Print from an album of 41 albumen prints by Edmund David Lyon. Lyon wrote, 'About five miles from Tripatoor is situated Tircoostioor, a small village, with a very fine tank in front of the temple, as shown in this view' - 1868.

The Vishnu temple of Tirukkoshtiyur (Tirukkotiyur) is about 10 kms... Read More
 11 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Plate twenty two in 'Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore' by James Hunter - 1804.

This aquatint is based on a picture by Hunter showing a temple at Sriperumbudur. The famous 11th Century Vaishnava philosopher, Ramanuja, was from this place. A shrine dedicated to him is inside the temp... Read More
 15 Dec 2013 Rare Photographs
Hariharesvara Temple, Harihar - 1855

Photograph of the Hariharesvara Temple at Harihar, taken by William Henry Pigou in 1855. The town of Harihar is situated on the right bank of the Thungabhadra river. The Harihareshvara temple is located in a large compound which includes the main temple and... Read More
 14 Dec 2013 Rare Photographs
View looking north from the Khwabagh, showing the Panch Mahal and the Diwan-i-Khas, Fatehpur Sikri - 1893

Photograph of the Diwan-i-Khas at Fatehpur Sikri, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, taken by Edmund William Smith in 1893. This view looks due north from the Khwabagh (H... Read More
 14 Dec 2013 Rare Photographs
General view of the Astrologer's Seat from the Pachchisi Court, Fatehpur Sikri - 1893

Photograph of the Astrologer's Seat, Fatehpur Sikri, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, Edmund William Smith in 1893. The city of Fatehpur Sikri was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar (r.1556... Read More
 20 Nov 2013 Rare Paintings
Mausoleum of Salim Chisti, Fatehpur Sikri - 1820

Watercolour on paper with embossed borders

Marks and inscriptions:
'Tomb of Sheikh Selim Kishtee at Futhepore Sickri'
'Tomb of Futhypore Sicri'

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 25 Oct 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Illustrations of buildings near Muttra and Agra, showing the mixed Hindu-Muslim Style of Upper India
By Henry Hardy Cole
Published by The India Office, London - 1873


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