Rare Paintings
 25 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
A panorama in 12 folds showing the procession of the Emperor Bahadur Shah to celebrate the feast of the 'Id - 1843

[From 'Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi’, an album consisting of 89 folios containing approximately 130 paintings of views of the Mughal and pre-Mughal monuments of Delhi, as well as... Read More
 25 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
A panorama in 12 folds showing the procession of the Emperor Bahadur Shah to celebrate the feast of the 'Id - 1843

[From 'Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi’, an album consisting of 89 folios containing approximately 130 paintings of views of the Mughal and pre-Mughal monuments of Delhi, as well as... Read More
 25 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
A panorama in 12 folds showing the procession of the Emperor Bahadur Shah to celebrate the feast of the 'Id - 1843

[From 'Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi’, an album consisting of 89 folios containing approximately 130 paintings of views of the Mughal and pre-Mughal monuments of Delhi, as well as... Read More
 25 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
A panorama in 12 folds showing the procession of the Emperor Bahadur Shah to celebrate the feast of the 'Id - 1843

[From 'Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi’, an album consisting of 89 folios containing approximately 130 paintings of views of the Mughal and pre-Mughal monuments of Delhi, as well as... Read More
 25 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
A panorama in 12 folds showing the procession of the Emperor Bahadur Shah to celebrate the feast of the Eid - 1843

[From 'Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi’, an album consisting of 89 folios containing approximately 130 paintings of views of the Mughal and pre-Mughal monuments of Delhi, as well as... Read More
 23 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
The Shrine of Nizamuddin Auliya (top right), Mosque behind the shrine of Nizammuddin (bottom right) - 1843

[From 'Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi’, an album consisting of 89 folios containing approximately 130 paintings of views of the Mughal and pre-Mughal monuments of Delhi, as well as other c... Read More
 23 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
The majlis of Shaykh al-Mashayikh Nizam al-Din Awliya on a terrace at night.
Hyderabad, circa 1830

Gouache on paper, the names of the other khawajas, Hazrats and sheikhs written in nasta'liq script on painted surface, floral border with nasta'liq inscription at top.

Nizam al-Din Awliya (d. AH 7... Read More
 23 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
A prince seated on a terrace holding a sarpech, with attendants standing behind.
Hyderabad, late 18th Century

Gouache and gold on paper, floral border, panel in upper border with inscription Aristu Jah Bahadur in nasta'liq script.

The figure is perhaps Ghulam Sayyid Khan, titled Aristu Jah (178... Read More
 22 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
The tomb of the Prophet Muhammad at the holy city of Medina, commissioned by Asaf Jah VII (reg. 1911-1948), Mir Usman Ali Khan, Nizam of Hyderabad.

Probably Hyderabad, India, dated AH 1362/AD 1943

Gouache on glass, with Arabic inscription above identifying the Holy tomb as that of the Prophet M... Read More
 22 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
A calligraphic leaf with elaborate floral decoration, signed by Taj al-Din, a secretary employed in the protocol section of the Nizam of Hyderabad.

Hyderabad, early 20th Century

Persian manuscript and watercolour on paper, the stylised name of 'Ali in the centre surrounded by a floral border, s... Read More
 21 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
Portrait of Emperor Jahangir Riding an Elephant
First half of the 18th century
India, Mughal Dynasty (1526-1756)

Source: The Cleveland Museum of Art Read More
 20 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
An elephant fight on a hillside, mahouts astride the two charging beasts, others rushing forward with firebrands, two platoons of soldiers watching from either side
Mughal, circa 1760

Gouache on paper, mounted on an album page with floral borders, verso a calligraphic exercise in shikasteh scri... Read More
 19 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
Dust Storm Coming On, near Jeypore, Rajpootana - 1863
William Simpson, 1823–1899, British

Watercolor and gouache over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige wove paper.

Source: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection Read More
 19 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
Thugs in the School of Industry, Jubblepoor - 1863
William Simpson, 1823–1899, British

Watercolor, gouache and graphite on thick, cream, smooth wove paper.

Source: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection Read More
 19 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
The Village Well - 1864
William Simpson, 1823–1899, British

Watercolor, gouache and graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream, wove paper.

Source: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection Read More
 19 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
Elephant Battery -1864
William Simpson, 1823–1899, British

Inscribed in artist's hand in pen and brown ink lower left: "Elephant Battery"; in artist's hand in pen and brown ink lower right: "Wm Simpson. 1864", Signed and dated lower right: "Wm Simpson. | 1864".

Source: Yale Center for British A... Read More
 17 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
Ganesh - 18th century

This is one of 12 miniatures from a manuscript of Hindu rituals and devotional tracts. The manuscript is written in the Sanskrit language, in Sarada script. It has 74 pages and was made in Kashmir during the 18th century.

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 17 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
'Shoomoolaganese - a 'Deota Ke Mookan' Bhatgaon, built AD: 1696, built by Poorny Sing, a sewar. In it is a figure of Ganese' - 1857

Watercolour of the 'House of god' at Bhaktapur in Nepal, by Henry Ambrose Oldfield (1822-1871), c. 1850-1863. The image is inscribed: 'Shoomoolaganese - a 'Deota Ke... Read More
 17 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
Temple of ‘Ganese’ (Beegna Bunaik) on the right bank of the Baghmutty river, near Chobbar. - July 1857

Watercolour of the Jal Binayak temple at Chobar in Nepal, by Henry Ambrose Oldfield (1822-1871), dated July 1857. The image is inscribed on the reverse: 'Temple of 'Ganese' (Beegna Bunaik) on t... Read More
 17 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
Temple of Ganese (Ganese-Than) near Bhatgaon - 1856

Watercolour of the temple of Ganesha at Bhaktapur in Nepal, by Henry Ambrose Oldfield (1822-1871), c. 1850-1863. The image is inscribed on the reverse: 'Temple of Ganese (Ganese-Than) near Bhatgaon'.

Dr Oldfield, who was Residency Surgeon at K... Read More