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 9 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
A GREY RACEHORSE AND GROOM
SIGNED SHEIKH MUHAMMAD AMIR OF KARRAYA, CALCUTTA, CIRCA 1842

Pencil, watercolour and gum arabic on paper, depicting a grey horse standing on a racetrack, his reins held by a groom, signed 'Shekh Mohammad Ameer , Calcutta at Karayah' in the lower right hand corner
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 9 Mar 2014 Article/Essay
Essay:
Company Drawings
By Divia Patel and Graham Parlett
- Drawing Space: Contemporary Indian Drawings

The expansion of Company rule in the eighteenth century was paralleled by the need for a greater knowledge and understanding of India, and large amounts of data were collected, categorised and... Read More
 9 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
Ayah (maidservant).
Attributed to Shaikh Muhammad Amir of Karraya. Calcutta, circa mid-19th century.
Opaque watercolour on paper.
18.5 x 13.5cm

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 9 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
Senior household servant.
Attributed to Shaikh Muhammad Amir of Karraya. Calcutta, circa mid-19th century.
Opaque watercolour with bodycolour on paper.
18.5 x 13.5cm

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 9 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
Passenger in an Ekka by Shiva Lal (circa 1820-80).
Patna, circa mid-19th century.
Watercolour on paper pasted onto later card. 15.7 x 21.2cm

On the back-board of the frame is a hand-written inscription in English: "Indian Ekka painted by Sheev (?) ...Patna" and a printed label: "W G Clark, Pic... Read More
 9 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
Watercolour painting on paper of two dancing girls entertaining an Indian gentleman, who is smoking a huqqa, under a canopy. The dancing girls are accompanied by a group of musicians and are watched by a group of men sat on the floor around the seated Indian gentleman.

Painted by: Shiva Lal
Comp... Read More
 5 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
Watercolour painting with a pen and ink border of three men smoking opium. All three men are seated on the ground; the one on the far right wears only a loincloth and a white shawl. He has small tufts of hair on his head, and is in the process of smoking from the pipe. He faces the other two men ... Read More
 4 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
A wedding party seated under a canopy, with an officiating priest and musicians to the left.

Company School, probably Bengal, circa 1840
Watercolour on European watermarked paper, framed
310 x 420 mm.

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 17 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Two holy men and two equestrian figures. Wall painting at Anegondi - January 1801

Water-colour drawing of two holy men and two equestrian figures painted on the ceiling of the Uchappaya Matha at Anegondi in Karnataka, from an album of 56 sheets of drawings (60 folios) mainly of miscellaneous a... Read More
 17 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
A procession featuring a guru being carried in a palanquin.

Wall painting at Anegondi - January 1801.

Water-colour drawing with pen-and-ink dated January 1801 of a guru surrounded by devotees painted on the ceiling of the Uchappaya Matha at Anegondi in Karnataka, from an album of 56 sheet... Read More
 17 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
A guru surrounded by devotees, depicted in a wall painting at Anegondi - January 1801.

‘Painting on the Roof of the Jungum Mutt at Anagoondy.’

Pen-and-ink and water-colour drawing date January 1801, of a guru surrounded by devotees painted on the ceiling of the Uchappaya Matha at Anego... Read More
 12 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Three religious mendicant couples
Thanjavur
ca. 1830

Painting, watercolour and gouache on paper from a folio of thirty Company paintings, depicting three religious mendicant couples:

1. A non-Brahmin Vaishnavite couple, followers of the philosopher Ramanuja, founder of Shrivaishnavism; ... Read More
 12 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Painting; gouache on mica, A Vaishnava mendicant of Vizagapatam of the Satani caste of the Ramanujas, Trichinopoly, ca.1850

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 12 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Painting; Gouache, A South Indian Vaishnava Brahmin and his wife, Tanjore, ca. 1790

One of sixteen paintings of castes and occupations. The backgrounds are all plain with no clouds. The set appears to include drawings by two hands; one group with plain blue backgrounds, the other dull yellow; ... Read More
 11 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Gouache painting on paper from a portfolio of sixty-three paintings of deities and daily life. Nammalvar sits in lalitasana on a low asana placed on a platform. His complexion is blue, he wears a headdress, the chayakkontai, and Tengalai namams (emblems) are drawn on his forehead throat, arms and... Read More
 11 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Gouache painting on paper from a set of eight paintings of deities and processional scenes. The metal image of Vishnu as Ranganatha carried in procession at the great temple at Srirangam. The devotees carry an image of the god as a warrior on horseback. The elephant at the front of the procession... Read More
 11 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Male deity with Vaiṣṇava attributes riding a horse.
Gouache on paper.

Rajasthan School
1790-1810 (circa)
India

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 11 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Opaque watercolour painting of the Ranganatha temple at Srirangam, Tamil Nadu. At the centre of the painting is the vimana (main shrine) of the massive temple, but shown exaggeratedly large on account of the presence there of the image of the god - Viṣṇu lying on Ananta. At the top right of t... Read More
 11 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Gouache painting on paper, part of an album of seventy paintings of Indian deities. Shri Ranganathasvami reclines on the fivehooded serpent Shesha (also known as Ananta), enshrined at the heart of the temple town of Srirangam. Above the reclining figure is Vibhishana, strewing flowers over his lo... Read More
 11 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Gouache painting on paper, part of an album of seventy paintings of Indian deities. The deity Manmatha rides on a chariot drawn by a red parrot. On his forehead is a Vaishnava namam. He is dressed in courtly attire: an ample jacket is loosely tied at his waist with a cummerbund or sash and a shaw... Read More