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 14 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
View of Gopaul Droog, Mysore - James Hunter
Original watercolour

James Hunter, who served in India as a Lieutentant in the Royal Artillery, is best known for his Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore, 1805.

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 14 Oct 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
History of Mysore (1399 - 1799 A.D.)
By C. Hayavadana Rao
Printed by The Superintendent at The Government Printing Press, Bangalore - 1943

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Image:
The Maharaja of Mysore enthroned in the Mysore... Read More
 31 May 2015 Rare Paintings
A nobleman seated in an interior
Mysore, circa 1860
Gouache and gold on paper, yellow border

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 31 May 2015 Rare Paintings
The Rajah of Mysore in his State Carriage - 1829

A procession with six elephants drawing a fantastic carriage with a tent-like top, in the distance a view of Mysore.
Hand-coloured lithograph
Print made by: C King
Published by: Thomas McLean
London

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 31 May 2015 Article/Essay
Interview:
What I am inheriting will need to be a force contributing to the state: King of Mysore
By Karuna John
Saddahaq

Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar talks about how a UMass Amherst grad became King.

Q: How does it feel going from student to King? Who initiated the formal adoption t... Read More
 29 May 2015 Event
Mysore Coronation:
Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar is Mysuru’s new ‘Maharaja’
By R. Krishna Kumar
The Hindu - May 28, 2015

Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar becomes Maharaja, 41 years after late Srikantadatta Narsimharaja Wadiyar was crowned.

In a ceremony conjuring up imag... Read More
 24 Feb 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Adoption versus Annexation : With remarks on the Mysore question
By Vishwanath Narayan Mandlik
Published by Smith, Elder & Co., London - 1866

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 24 Feb 2015 Rare Photographs
Mysore - 1900
A Group of Royal Ladies and Children, c.1900
Gelatin silver print, blindstamp of A.V. & Son, Curzon Park Square, captioned in ink ("Kempananjammanni")

The Young Prince is HH Jayachamaraja Wadiyar (3rd sitting from Left), HH Maharani Pratap Kumari (2nd from left), HH Regent Maharan... Read More
 24 Feb 2015 Event
Mysore has a new King today!

Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar (Kannada: ಯದುವೀರ ಕೃಷ್ಣದತ್ತ ಚಾಮರಾಜ ಒಡೆಯರ್) (born 24 March 1992) (Chamaraja Wadiyar XII) is the 27th and present titular Maharaja of Mysore and head of the former ruling Wadiy... 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 Rare Paintings
James HUNTER
North Entrance of Tippoos Palace at Bangalore.

James Hunter, who served in India as a Lieutentant in the Royal Artillery, is best known for his Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore, 1805.

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 18 Feb 2015 Rare Paintings
James HUNTER
View of Gopaul Droog, Mysore; View of Bysantiporam near Bangalore (Mysore)
Original watercolour, on paper, mounted on blue paper, captioned on ink beneath image and typed caption on verso.

James Hunter, who served in India as a Lieutentant in the Royal Artillery, is best known for ... Read More
 18 Feb 2015 Rare Paintings
JAMES HUNTER c.1740-1792.
Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore. London: Edward Orme, [1804]-1805.

James Hunter was a Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery under Cornwallis during the Third Anglo-Mysore War where British and Company troops defeated the Tipu Sultan. The views here include land... Read More
 21 Jun 2014 Artefacts
An important gem-set gold Navratna Pendant from the Treasury of Tipu Sultan, The Tiger of Mysore (1750-99), Mysore (Seringapatam), late 18th Century

Octagonal, set with a large central cushion flat back cabochon Columbian emerald, within a border of topaz, blue sapphire, zircon, cat's eye, ruby,... Read More
 27 Feb 2014 Rare Paintings
Lord Cornwallis receiving the Sons of Tippoo Saib as Hostages

The General at left, approaching the two scared children of the Sultan at right, as their minder smiles and gestures them forward; in frame with an urn and swag above; after William Marshall Craig, illustration from 'A New History of ... Read More
 27 Feb 2014 Rare Paintings
Tippoo Saib's Two Sons taking leave of Their Mother

The young sons of Tipu Sultan, about to be delivered to Marquiss Cornwallis, one with his hands crossed over his breast, the other looking up to his mother, as she kneels to take leave of him, holding his hand, an old man and a woman with clasp... Read More
 27 Feb 2014 Rare Paintings
The Surrender of the Children of Tippoo Sultaun

In Tipu Sultan's palace, Major Allen, standing in centre to left, addressing a group of pleading Indian women, as the Sultan's two sons, standing to right, are taken hostage; after Stothard; proof before letters.

1800
Mezzotint
After: Thomas Stot... Read More
 26 Feb 2014 Rare Paintings
Lord Cornwallis receiving the sons of Tipu as hostages
By Mather Brown

1792
Oil on metal fixed on panel, 44.5 x 52 cm

This two-part oil sketch is related to a series of three paintings Mather Brown produced to commemorate the military defeat of Tipu, the sultan of Mysore, by Lord Cornwallis, th... Read More
 26 Feb 2014 Article/Essay
Article:
A Portrait into the Past: ‘The reception of the Mysorean hostage princes by Marquis Cornwallis’, Robert Home (1793-1794).

Robert Home was born in Hull, the son of an army surgeon from Greenlaw in Berwickshire. A professional artist, he had trained under Angelica Kauffman, and worked... Read More