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 7 Oct 2013 Artefacts
Article:
Sotheby’s to auction works of Tipu Sultan
Asian Image, 3rd October 2013

Sotheby’s London will introduce its first-ever auction dedicated to art from Imperial India.

Over 90 exquisite objects exemplifying the broad artistic traditions of Imperial India will be presented fo... Read More
 23 Apr 2013 Article/Essay
As unfair as it can get...

A ROYAL’S LAMENT

ML Varchus Vin SS RajeUrs, grandson of the last Mysore king Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar and nephew of scion Srikantadatta Wadiyar, speaks out against what he sees as an ungracious government determined to snatch away Palace Grounds from his family’... Read More
 23 Apr 2013 Rare Photographs
View of the Palace at Bangalore from the grounds - 1890

Photograph of the Maharaja’s Palace at Bangalore, Karnataka from the Lee-Warner Collection: 'Souvenirs of Kolhapur. Installation of H.H. the Maharajah, 1894'. The Maharaja’s Palace at Bangalore, Karnataka was built c.1865 and modified... Read More
 23 Apr 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Modern Mysore
By M. Shama Rao
Published by Higginbothams - 1936

Read Book Online:

http://bit.ly/IqRA8M

Download pdf Book:

http://bit.ly/IbTb86


Preface:

In this volume is comprehended the story of modern Mysore
from 1868 to the present time. If Bowring came hack to life ... Read More
 23 Apr 2013 Rare Photographs
The Navagali or Fifth Day Ceremony of the Marriage of the Maharaja of Mysore - 1900

This photograph of the Royal Marriage, Mysore taken in 1900 by an unknown photographer, is from the Curzon Collection's 'Souvenir of Mysore Album'.Maharaja Krishnaraja Wadiyar and his bride Maharani Pratap Bai ... Read More
 7 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
Published Review (1801): As Mr. Porter's celebrated picture of the Storming of Seringapatam will probably be sent to embellish the eastern world, few private mansions being sufficiently capacious to contain it, and the spirit of public patronage too severely palsied by the calamities of the time... Read More
 7 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
'The coming-on of the monsoons; - or - the retreat from Seringapatam' - 6 December 1791

By James Gillray
Published by Hannah Humphrey
Hand-coloured etching

© National Portrait Gallery, London Read More
 7 Feb 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Narrative sketches of the Conquest of the Mysore: Effected by the British Troops and their allies, in the capture of Seringapatam, and the death of Tippoo Sultaun, May 4, 1799 : with notes, descriptive and explanatory.
Collected from authentic materials
Printed by W.Justins, Lo... Read More
 7 Feb 2013 Article/Essay
Article:
When Tipu Sultan sought French aid...
By K.R.N. Swamy
The Tribune - June 1999

By the end of the 18th century, in India, the English East India Company was fast developing as the empire building arm of the British Government. But it found its aims being thwarted by the famous Tipu... Read More
 6 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
Portrait of Abdul Khalik Sultan; half-length to front, head slightly to right, eyes to front, wearing a turban with small spray of flowers, within an oval - 1794

Inscriptions:
Inscribed: "Abd ul Khalik Sultaun, Eldest son of Tippo" and "John Smart delin. Madras, 1794"

On the verso (now rem... Read More
 6 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
Portrait of Mu'izz Ud-Din Sultan; half-length to front, head half-l, wearing a turban with small spray of flowers, within an oval - 1794

Inscriptions:
Inscribed on the original mount, below the image: "Mooiz Ud Deen Sultaun, Youngest son of Tippo" and "John Smart delin. Madras, 1794"

On th... Read More
 5 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
The Last Effort and Fall of Tippoo Sultaun / The Surrender of Two Sons of Tippoo Sultaun - 1802

Key to two pictures by Henry Singleton; above, the death of Tipu Sultan; below, his two sons being handed over to European officers; for impressions of prints after the pictures.

© Trustees of t... Read More
 5 Feb 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Official Documents, Relative to the Negotiations Carried on by Tippoo Sultaun By The French Nation and other Foreign States for the Purposes Hostile to the British Nation to which is added Proceedings of a Jacobin Club formed at Seringapatam, by the French Soldiers in Corps com... Read More
 5 Feb 2013 Rare Maps
City and environs of Sirengampatanne or Seringapatnam taken at the request of Mr Robert Adams, Surgeon by Alexander Cesars LeGou - 1775

Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Read More
 4 Feb 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Authentic memoirs of Tippoo Sultaun, including his cruel treatment of English prisoners; account of his campaigns with the mahrattas, rajahs, Warren Hastings, Lord Cornwallis and Lord Mornington; plunders, captures, intrigues and secret correspondence with France as laid before... Read More
 3 Feb 2013 Rare Photographs
LOKARANJAN MAHAL, Mysore - 1865

This is one of the oldest Palaces in Mysore built by HH. Sri. Mummadi Krishna Raja Wadiyar around 1850-60. Zoo was part of this palace till it was thrown open for public by his adopted son HH. Sri. Chamarajanedra Wadiyar. It also served as Royal School for many ye... Read More
 7 Jul 2010 Rare Paintings
Ryacotta in the Barramahal - 1802

Plate 12 from the third set of Thomas and William Daniells' 'Oriental Scenery.' Rayakottai is an ancient fortress in the Baramahal (the hilly country between the Mysore plateau and the plains of Tamil Nadu) which became part of a chain of military outposts use... Read More
 7 Jul 2010 Rare Photographs
Views in Mysore. The Daria Dowlut in Seringapatam. Frescoes on wall - 1868

Photograph from an album of 40 albumen prints by Edmund David Lyon. Karnataka has a long tradition of paintings used to decorate the walls of temples and palaces, although most surviving paintings date from the post-Vij... Read More
 10 Feb 2010 Rare Paintings
The Death of Tippoo Saib at the taking of Seringapatam," an engraving from 1804 Read More
 10 Feb 2010 Rare Manuscripts
EXTREMELY RARE :
Please read all three pages in a sequence. An amazing eye witness account of Tipu's fall....A contemporary account of Tipu's death, from "The True American Commercial Advertiser" (Philadelphia), March 18, 1800 - PAGE 1. Read More