View of Nandidrug (Bangalore), with the batteries firing during the siege - 1791
Water-colour painting of the hill-fort of Nandidrug in Karnataka made during the siege of 1791 by Colin MacKenzie (1754-1821). Inscribed on the front in ink is: 'No.1. View of Nundidroog with the Batteries firing on...
Nandidrug and the gate of the Temple of Nandi (Bangalore) - March 1834.
Pen-and-ink drawing by Philip Meadows Taylor of Nandi Drug and the gate of the Temple of Nandi, dated March 1834. Inscribed on back in ink and dated as above. Taylor was stationed at Hingoli from December 1832 to October 183...
This uncoloured aquatint is taken from plate 10 of Captain Alexander Allan's 'Views in the Mysore Country'. Nandidurg is at an altitude of around 4800 feet amid the Nandi Hills near Bangalore. Captain Allan described the fort as "a strong spacious fortress, with the...
View of Gopaul Droog, Mysore; View of Bysantiporam near Bangalore (Mysore)
Original watercolour, on paper, mounted on blue paper, captioned on ink beneath image and typed caption on verso.
James Hunter, who served in India as a Lieutentant in the Royal Artillery, is best known for ...
JAMES HUNTER c.1740-1792.
Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore. London: Edward Orme, -1805.
James Hunter was a Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery under Cornwallis during the Third Anglo-Mysore War where British and Company troops defeated the Tipu Sultan. The views here include land...
A tiger hunt at Jhajjar, Delhi, ca.1855
By Ghulam Ali Khan
Delhi - 1855 ca.
A tiger hunt at Jhajjar, Punjab, is depicted. In the centre of the hunt can be seen Nawab Muhammad Abdul Rahman Khan on horseback spearing a tiger. On the horizon is a line of elephants carrying dead tigers and a deer. O...
Miniature. “Thakur Dawlat Singh Among Courtiers”
India, Delhi; c. 1825
European influence on Indian painting was tangible from the 16th century, but at the end of the 18th, it became even more pronounced. French and British tradesmen and civil servants commissioned work directly from Indian arti...
Miniature. “A Group of Recruits to Skinner’s Horse regiment”
India, Delhi; 1815-1816
The leaf comes from one of the famous Fraser albums, with miniatures commissioned by the two Scottish brothers William and James Fraser. The motif shows some of the Indian recruits for the Second Regiment of Ski...
Two miniatures. “Kala with Saber Drawn” and “Kala in Uniform”
India, Delhi; 1815-1816
Two groups of Company paintings in particular have become famous: the c. 300 botanical and zoological studies that were commissioned by Lady Mary Impey in around 1780, and the c. 100 paintings of native troops ...