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 10 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
A Blackbuck
By George Stubbs

1770–1780
Oil on canvas, 61 x 70.8 cm

Collection: Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow Read More
 29 Jun 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Illustrations of the Botany and other branches of the natural history of the Himalayan Mountains and of the flora of Cashmere
By J. Forbes Royle
Published by William H.Allen, London - 1839
Volume 2


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 29 Jun 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Illustrations of the Botany and other branches of the natural history of the Himalayan Mountains and of the flora of Cashmere
By J. Forbes Royle
Published by William H.Allen, London - 1839
Volume 1


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 26 Jun 2013 Rare Paintings
Flowers of a Dogwood and an Indigo from the Himalayas -1870
By Marianne North
Oil on board, 29.6 x 34.5 cm
Collection: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Marianne North: The flower huntress

Eschewing marriage – 'a terrible experiment’ – Marianne North travelled the four corners of the world to paint fl... Read More
 27 May 2013 Rare Paintings
Painting by a British artist; George Landseer; Landscape with men and camels; India, 1860.

Pastel and watercolour on paper.

Landscape view with men and camels. A fort is situated on a mountain in the background, possibly the Fort of Hari Parbut in Kashmir.

George Landseer (1829–78) was a... Read More
 27 May 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
THE CAMEL - His organization habits and uses
By George P Marsh
Published by Gould and Lincoln, Boston - 1856


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Image:
An Arabian camel (Camelus dromedarius).
Etching.
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 26 May 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
The CAMEL - Its uses and management
By Major Arthur Glyn Leonard
Published by Longmans, Green & Co., London - 1894

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This is a lithograph of plate 20 from Emily Eden's 'Portraits of the... Read More
 10 May 2013 Rare Paintings
Opium cultivation scene - 1865
William Simpson

Malwa, India

Watercolour on paper

William Simpson was born in Glasgow in 1823. He worked at a specialist lithographic firm, where he learned the art of lithography, before moving to London and working for the publishing firm William Day and... Read More
 10 May 2013 Rare Paintings
Study of a banyan tree at Mauringa, Assam in pencil, pen and possibly ink and traces of chalk.

Mauringa, India

15 October 1861
De Fabeck, Frederick William Alexander, born 1830 - died 1912

Pencil, pen and ink (?), watercolour , traces of chalk (?) heightened with white

The brothers F... Read More
 10 May 2013 Article/Essay
A Banyan Tree, Punjab
By Francis Firth
19th century

Francis Frith was one of the most successful commercial photographers from the 1850s and 1860s. He also established what was to become the largest photographic printing business in England. This image is part of the V&A's Francis Frith 'Un... Read More
 9 May 2013 Rare Paintings
Banyan tree, or Indian fig tree, with Hindu shrine at Gaya, Bihar. India
Coloured Aquatint 1796 By: Thomas Daniell
Printed: Published as the act directs for Tho[ma]s Daniell by Rob[er]t Bowyer,[London] (Historic Gallery Pall Mall) :
May 1796

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 8 May 2013 Rare Paintings
Banyan tree (Ficus benghalensis) growing on a lakeside.

Coloured etching by B. Pouncy, c. 1793, after W. Hodges.
1793 By: William Hodges after: Benjamin Thomas Pouncy and Warren Hastings
Published: Thos. Palser,[London] (Surry Side Westminster Bridge) : [1793]

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 8 May 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Account of the Banyan-Tree, or Ficus Indica, as found in the ancient Greek and Roman authors
By George Henry Noehden
Published in Transactions of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland - January 1, 1824


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 15 Nov 2012 Rare Paintings
A Zebra - ca.1621
India

Artist: Mansur
Opaque watercolour and gold on paper

This depiction of a zebra bears an inscription 'A mule which the Turks in the company of Mir Ja'far had brought from Abyssinia in the year 1030 [1620-21] and the Wonder of the Age, Ustad Mansur, has drawn it'. A ... Read More
 6 Aug 2012 Rare BOOKS
An extremely scarce book...

Digital Rare Book:
Spicilegium Neilgherrense or a selection of NEILGHERRY PLANTS - Drawn and coloured from nature, with brief descriptions of each ; some general remarks on the geography and affinities of natural families of plants, and occasional notices of their eco... Read More
 6 Aug 2012 Rare Paintings
A plant (Hibiscus aculeatus Roxb.) related to China rose: branch with flowers and separate flower, fruits and seeds. Coloured line engraving. India.
By Hendrik Adriaan van Reede tot Drakestein
Published: Amsterdam, 1686

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 6 Aug 2012 Rare Paintings
Flowers (Lilies)
Watercolour and gilt on paper
Mughal 17th Century

From album of Indian paintings and calligraphy, dating mostly from the 16th and 17th centuries, containing nature studies, genre scenes, and some Hindu devotional images.

By permission of The Bodleian Library, University ... Read More
 6 Aug 2012 Rare Paintings
An Iris flower
18th century

The central painting on the page is of a mauve and pale yellow iris in full bloom on a short stalk with two ribbed sword-shaped leaves curving upwards under the lower tier of petals. The veining and modelling is painted with fine hatched or stippled strokes togeth... Read More
 5 Aug 2012 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Icones Plantarum Indiae Orientalis or FIGURES OF INDIAN PLANTS
By Robert Wight
Published by J.B.Pharoah, Madras - 1840
In Six Volumes. Richly Illustrated.

Robert Wight went to India in 1819 as the first assistant surgeon and later full surgeon of the 33rd Regiment of Native In... Read More
 5 Aug 2012 Article/Essay
Robert Wight and the Illustration of Indian Botany
The Hooker Lecture - Read at the Linnean Society of London, 8th December 2005
By Henry Noltie

Extract:
In 1824 Wight’s broader interests and anatomical training were recognised, when he was appointed to the medical superintendence of the Pu... Read More