Rare Paintings
 23 Nov 2020 Rare Paintings
Illustration from the book:

HINDOSTAN - Its landscapes, palaces, temples and tombs
By Emma Roberts
Published by Fisher, Son & Co., London - 1845
Volume 1 Read More
 23 Nov 2020 Rare Paintings
Illustration from the book:

HINDOSTAN - Its landscapes, palaces, temples and tombs
By Emma Roberts
Published by Fisher, Son & Co., London - 1845
Volume 1 Read More
 23 Nov 2020 Rare Paintings
Illustration from the book:

A Picturesque Tour Along the Rivers Ganges and Jumna in India : Consisting of Twenty-four Highly Finished and Colored Views…From Original Drawings Made on the Spot
By Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Ramus Forrest
Published by R. Ackermann, London - 1824 Read More
 23 Nov 2020 Rare Paintings
Illustration from the book:

A Picturesque Tour Along the Rivers Ganges and Jumna in India : Consisting of Twenty-four Highly Finished and Colored Views…From Original Drawings Made on the Spot
By Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Ramus Forrest
Published by R. Ackermann, London - 1824 Read More
 23 Nov 2020 Rare Paintings
Illustration from the book:

A Picturesque Tour Along the Rivers Ganges and Jumna in India : Consisting of Twenty-four Highly Finished and Colored Views…From Original Drawings Made on the Spot
By Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Ramus Forrest
Published by R. Ackermann, London - 1824 Read More
 23 Nov 2020 Rare Paintings
Illustration from the book:

A Picturesque Tour Along the Rivers Ganges and Jumna in India : Consisting of Twenty-four Highly Finished and Colored Views…From Original Drawings Made on the Spot
By Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Ramus Forrest
Published by R. Ackermann, London - 1824 Read More
 23 Nov 2020 Rare Paintings
Illustration from the book:

A Picturesque Tour Along the Rivers Ganges and Jumna in India : Consisting of Twenty-four Highly Finished and Colored Views…From Original Drawings Made on the Spot
By Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Ramus Forrest
Published by R. Ackermann, London - 1824 Read More
 19 Nov 2020 Rare Paintings
Durga holding the infant Krishna (Deva Gostha)
ca. 1885–95
India

Durga is seen here in her maternal aspect, offering the infant Krishna sweets from a bowl. The divine pair sit on her lion vehicle (vahana) set on marble paved floor and against a golden aureole (prabha) which has forest lan... Read More
 19 Nov 2020 Rare Paintings
Matsya Avatar of Vishnu
India, Himachal Pradesh, Chamba
circa 1700-1725 or later
Ink and opaque watercolor on paper

Credit:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More
 19 Nov 2020 Rare Paintings
Matsya Avatar : The fish incarnation of Vishnu slaying the demon Shankhasura
Pahari, ca 1830
Gouache on paper

Credit: Bonhams Read More
 19 Nov 2020 Rare Paintings
A SCENE FROM A BHAVAGATA PURANA: MATSYA PREPARING TO SLAY SHANKHASURA
Kashmir, 19th century

Opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paper; Matsya, the first avatar of Vishnu, rises from the waters to vanquish the demon Shankhasura emerging from a conch, four men seated on a lotus symbolizing t... Read More
 19 Nov 2020 Rare Paintings
MATSYA AVATAR, THE FISH INCARNATION OF VISHNU, ARISING FROM THE WATERS TO KILL A CONCH DEMON, SURROUNDED BY A GROUP OF DEVOTEES
CHAMBA, CIRCA 1730
Gouache and gold on paper,

The ruling family of Chamba, according to tradition, were directly descended from Vishnu through Rama. Hence miniatur... Read More
 19 Nov 2020 Rare Paintings
Ruined palace and temple at Vijayanagar - 1800

Water-colour of a ruined palace and temple at Vijayanagar, dated 1800. Inscribed on front in ink: 'Sketch of the Ancient Palace & one of the Pagodas at Alputtun. December 1800'; in pencil: 'Copied. Mar. 1816.'

Vijayanagara, the City of Vict... Read More
 10 Jul 2019 Rare Paintings
View from the fort of Pratapgarh - 1850

Water-colour painting of the view from the fort of Pratapgarh by William Carpenter(1818-1899) in 1850. The image is inscribed: 'The Ghats Mahableshwur seen from the fortress of Pertabghur Nvr/50' which is repeated on reverse.

Pratapgarh fort was built in ... Read More
 23 Jun 2019 Rare Paintings
Kamoda Ragini, Page from a Ragamala Series
Opaque watercolor on paper
ca. 1605-1610
Mughal style, Subimperial

Indian Paintings of Musical Themes

The most prevalent form of classical music in northern India is the raga. A raga is not a composed piece of music but an established set of tonal, rh... Read More
 22 Jun 2019 Rare Paintings
Kedar Ragini
Folio from a ragamala series (Garland of Musical Modes),ca. 1690–95
Painted by Ruknuddin
India (Bikaner, Rajasthan)

The artist Ruknuddin has combined creatively a number of ragamala texts to make this evocative masterpiece. Following artistic precedent and the texts, he shows an a... Read More
 20 Jun 2019 Rare Paintings
Vasant Ragini, Page from a Ragamala Series (Garland of Musical Modes),early 17th century
India (Rajasthan, Amber)

Vasant (spring) is evoked here by the dancing nobleman playing the role of Krishna in celebration of the coming of spring, witnessed by the flowering plants in the foreground, the fl... Read More
 6 Jun 2019 Rare Paintings
The Great Imambara of Asaf al-Daula, Lucknow - 1795

Watercolour of the Great Imambara of Asaf al-Daula, Lucknow, part of the Hyde collection by an anonymous artist working in the Murshidabad style in c. 1790-1800. Inscribed on the back in pencil and ink: 'Emaumbarree at Lucknow.'

Nawab Asaf ud-... Read More
 1 Jan 2018 Rare Paintings
Digital Rare Book :
Public Administration in Ancient India
By Pramathanatha Banerjea
Published by Macmilan & Co., London - 1916

Read book online:

http://bit.ly/2q7ihlt

Download pdf book:

http://bit.ly/2C3UMLy

Image:

The Staff of Bhima, pillar at Eran (Saugor District, C.P.) - 1850

Water-c... Read More
 1 Jan 2018 Rare Paintings
Digital Rare Book :
Public Administration in Ancient India
By Pramathanatha Banerjea
Published by Macmilan & Co., London - 1916

Read book online:

http://bit.ly/2q7ihlt

Download pdf book:

http://bit.ly/2DGTE0D

Image:

The Staff of Bhima, pillar at Eran (Saugor District, C.P.) - 1850

Water-c... Read More