Rare Paintings
 26 Apr 2015 Rare Paintings
Interior courtyard of monastery at Lalitpur (Patan) in Nepal - 1854

Watercolour of the interior courtyard of monastery at Lalitpur (Patan) in Nepal, by Henry Ambrose Oldfield (1822-1871), c.1855. The image is inscribed on the front in ink:' H.A. Oldfield. Nepal'; and on the back: 'Interior of Na... Read More
 26 Apr 2015 Rare Paintings
Durbar at Bhaktapur in Nepal - 1854

Watercolour of the Durbar at Bhaktapur in Nepal by Henry Ambrose Oldfield (1822-1871), dated 1854. The image is inscribed on the front in ink: 'H.A. Oldfield. Nepal'; and on the back in pencil: 'The Durbar Bhatgaon 1854.'

Bhaktapur, the 'City of Devotees' is ... Read More
 26 Apr 2015 Rare Paintings
Thappatalli, the Residence of Maharaja Jang Bahadur at Kathmandu in Nepal - 1852

Watercolour of Thappatalli, the Residence of Maharaja Jang Bahadur at Kathmandu in Nepal, by Henry Ambrose Oldfield (1822-1871), dated December 1852. The image is inscribed on the front in ink: 'H.A. Oldfield. Nepal... Read More
 26 Apr 2015 Rare Paintings
The Golden Gate in the Durbar at Bhaktapur in Nepal - 1854

Watercolour of the Golden Gate in the Durbar at Bhaktapur in Nepal, by Henry Ambrose Oldfield (1822-1871), dated c.1854. This image is the original drawing for the illustration facing page 128 of Volume I of Oldfield's 'Sketches from Nip... Read More
 26 Apr 2015 Rare Paintings
The Durbar, or Royal Palace, at Lalitpur (Patan) in Nepal - 1855

Watercolour of the Durbar, or Royal Palace, at Lalitpur (Patan) in Nepal, by Henry Ambrose Oldfield (1822-1871), dated c.1855. The image is inscribed on the front in ink:' H.A. Oldfield. Nepal'; and on the back with notes.

Lalitpu... Read More
 26 Apr 2015 Rare Paintings
Temple of Bhimsen at Bhaktapur in Nepal - 1853

Watercolour of the Temple of Bhimsen at Bhaktapur in Nepal, by Henry Ambrose Oldfield (1822-1871), dated c.1853. This image is inscribed on the back in ink: 'No. 10. Temple of Bhimsun Bhatgaon'.

Bhaktapur, the 'City of Devotees' is 11 km east of Ka... Read More
 26 Apr 2015 Rare Paintings
The Parade Ground, Kathmandu, with the Dharahara tower - 1845

Pencil, wash and watercolour of the Parade Ground at Kathmandu in Nepal, part of the Lawrence Collection, by an anonymous artist working in the Nepalese school, c. 1843-1846. Inscribed on the front in pencil: 'No. 8. (c) Badge of 1st ... Read More
 16 Apr 2015 Rare Paintings
Untitled (Bull Handler - Haripura Poster)
By Nandalal Bose (1882-1966)
Tempera on paper

Haripura posters celebrate the Indian rural life and culture sharing a vibrant earthy color palette and bold, energetic lines with a vividly modernist graphic quality. A sweeping look at the available images ... Read More
 12 Apr 2015 Rare Paintings
Obituary:
Stella Kramrisch, Indian-Art Expert And Professor, 97
New York Times - September 2, 1993

Stella Kramrisch, an authority on Indian art, a teacher and a curator, died on Tuesday at her home in Philadelphia. She was 97 and lived near Philadelphia.

Born in Mikulov, Austria, on May 29, 189... Read More
 10 Apr 2015 Rare Paintings
Processional scene with Amar Singh, ruler of Tanjore and Sarabhoji.

ca. 1797
Thanjavur, India
Varnished gouache on paper

The pictures made by Indian artists for the British in India are called Company paintings. This one depicts Amar Singh, ruler of Tanjore or Thanjavur from 1787 to1798, and Sa... Read More
 10 Apr 2015 Rare Paintings
Processional scene with Amar Singh, ruler of Tanjore and Sarabhoji.

ca. 1797
Thanjavur, India
Varnished gouache on paper

The pictures made by Indian artists for the British in India are called Company paintings. This one depicts Amar Singh, ruler of Tanjore or Thanjavur from 1787 to1798, and Sa... Read More
 9 Apr 2015 Rare Paintings
"Palace of the Rajahs in Tanjore," a wood engraving by H. Clerget, from 'Le Tour du Monde', 1869.

Source: Columbia University Read More
 8 Apr 2015 Rare Paintings
A Man on a Sedan Chair
India, Bihar, Patna, circa 1825
Watercolor
Opaque watercolor on paper; embossed paper border

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More
 8 Apr 2015 Rare Paintings
Religious Procession: Durga
India, West Bengal, Murshidabad, circa 1800
Watercolor
Opaque watercolor on mica

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More
 7 Apr 2015 Rare Paintings
The Brahmavarta ghat with attached temple, and other buildings including a mosque, at Bithur - 1814

Watercolour of Brahmavarta ghat at Bithur from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Cawnpore to Mohumdy Vol. IV' produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1814-15. Marq... Read More
 4 Apr 2015 Rare Paintings
Virgin Mary and child with Christian priest and attendant.

Painting. Devotion.
On paper.
1610 (circa)

Mughal, India

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 4 Apr 2015 Rare Paintings
Virgin and Child - 1605 AD

Single-page drawing after an engraving by the Flemish artist Bernard van Orley (1492-1542). Dedication to Shah Salim Jahangir before his accession to the imperial throne in 1605 and artist's signature at lower left above figure's knee. Void background. Inscribed.
Ink, ... Read More
 4 Apr 2015 Rare Paintings
Watercolour painting on paper of Rama and Sita seated on a throne. Hanuman is dressed in shorts, a shawl and a golden crown. Behind the throne stand Rāma’s three brothers; Lakṣmaṇa, Shatrughna and Bharata. Each of the brothers wear a golden crown, dhoti and a shawl draped over their shoulders. On... Read More
 4 Apr 2015 Rare Paintings
Hanuman
By M F Husain

One of a portfolio of eleven prints: "Hanuman".
Numbered, signed.
1990s

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 2 Apr 2015 Rare Paintings
Yantra of Mahavira
India, Gujarat or Rajasthan, 1425-1450 AD
Watercolor
Opaque watercolor and gold on cotton

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More