Rare Paintings
 22 Sep 2014 Rare Paintings
Manuscript of 25 paintings bound in red covers illustrating either punishments of the sinful (19 folios) or the lives of Jain saints. This folio is divided into three equal sections; in the first section a horse with seven heads pulls a chariot carrying a representation of a jina complete with ni... Read More
 22 Sep 2014 Rare Paintings
Manuscript of 25 paintings bound in red covers illustrating either punishments of the sinful (19 folios) or the lives of Jain saints. This folio is divided into four equal parts, each depicting an episode in the life of a jina.
Descriptive text written in Devanagari frames each image along the u... Read More
 11 Sep 2014 Rare Paintings
Source of the River Jhelum in an octagonal tank, Vernag, Kashmir - 1 June 1886

Water-colour painting of the source of the River Jhelum in an octagonal tank at Verinag (Kashmir) by Charles J. Cramer-Roberts (1834-1895), 1 June 1886. Inscribed on the front in water-colour is: 'Kashmir. Vernag. Jun... Read More
 29 Aug 2014 Rare Paintings
K. Laxma Goud (India, b.1940)
Woman with trunks in a room before a statue of Ganesha
watercolour and ink on rice paper, signed and dated in Bengali lower left (on the trunk), framed
29.5 x 21 cm.

Source: Bonhams Read More
 29 Aug 2014 Rare Paintings
Ganesha enthroned.

From a collection of thirty watercolours and painted lithographs depicting deities, all with English inscriptions describing each scene
Kalighat, circa 1860-1870.

Watercolours on paper, laid down on larger sheets, all with sometimes idiosyncratic inscriptions in English.

Ka... Read More
 20 Aug 2014 Rare Paintings
Two paintings depicting sadhus in yogic postures, seated on tiger skins in landscapes

Jodhpur, mid-19th Century

Gouache on paper, nagari inscriptions on painted surface, green inner borders, yellow outer borders, unframed

The inscriptions identify the yogic postures: Sankadik Asana; Surya As... Read More
 13 Aug 2014 Rare Paintings
'Shiva receiving Ganges' at Ravana Phadi Cave, Aihole - 1853

Pen-and-ink and wash drawing of a sculpture of Shiva receiving Ganges from the Ravana Phadi Cave at Aihole, by an Indian draftsman, dated 1853.

The large sculpture panel of Shiva receiving the Ganges (Gangadhara Shiva-Murti) is situat... Read More
 12 Aug 2014 Rare Paintings
Marks worn by the Brahmins

From the book -
The Sundhya or the Daily Prayers of the Brahmins.
Illustrated in a series of original drawings from nature, demonstrating their attitudes and different signs and figures performed by them during the ceremonies of their morning devotions, and likewise ... Read More
 12 Aug 2014 Rare Paintings
Panch Agnee

From the book -
The Sundhya or the Daily Prayers of the Brahmins.
Illustrated in a series of original drawings from nature, demonstrating their attitudes and different signs and figures performed by them during the ceremonies of their morning devotions, and likewise their poojas. ... Read More
 12 Aug 2014 Rare Paintings
Pooja of Hunooman [Hanuman]

From the book -
The Sundhya or the Daily Prayers of the Brahmins.
Illustrated in a series of original drawings from nature, demonstrating their attitudes and different signs and figures performed by them during the ceremonies of their morning devotions, and likewise... Read More
 12 Aug 2014 Rare Paintings
Pooja of Gunesh [Ganesh]

From the book -
The Sundhya or the Daily Prayers of the Brahmins.
Illustrated in a series of original drawings from nature, demonstrating their attitudes and different signs and figures performed by them during the ceremonies of their morning devotions, and likewise th... Read More
 12 Aug 2014 Rare Paintings
Poojah [Puja] of Mahadeo [Maha-deva]

From the book -
The Sundhya or the Daily Prayers of the Brahmins.
Illustrated in a series of original drawings from nature, demonstrating their attitudes and different signs and figures performed by them during the ceremonies of their morning devotions, and... Read More
 12 Aug 2014 Rare Paintings
Poojah [Puja] of Soorya [Surya].

From the book -
The Sundhya or the Daily Prayers of the Brahmins.
Illustrated in a series of original drawings from nature, demonstrating their attitudes and different signs and figures performed by them during the ceremonies of their morning devotions, and lik... Read More
 12 Aug 2014 Rare Paintings
Poojah [Puja] of Devee--Shico Shiva [ Devi (Siva-Siva)]. Pudmasheen [padmasana]

From the book -
The Sundhya or the Daily Prayers of the Brahmins.
Illustrated in a series of original drawings from nature, demonstrating their attitudes and different signs and figures performed by them during the... Read More
 11 Aug 2014 Rare Paintings
Poojah [Puja] of Vishnoo [Vishnu]. Pouring water on the Saligram [Saligrama].

From the book -
The Sundhya or the Daily Prayers of the Brahmins.
Illustrated in a series of original drawings from nature, demonstrating their attitudes and different signs and figures performed by them during the c... Read More
 11 Aug 2014 Rare Paintings
[Puja items]: artee puneh purdeep, Nundee [Nandin, or Nandi], dhoopdan [dhupadana], urgha, ghunta [ghanta], shunkh taiputree [sankha triputri], upkhora, shunkh [sankha].

From the book -
The Sundhya or the Daily Prayers of the Brahmins.
Illustrated in a series of original drawings from nature, ... Read More
 11 Aug 2014 Rare Paintings
Bhyragai [Vairagya]
Note: Vairâgya, 'renunciation'.

From the book -
The Sundhya or the Daily Prayers of the Brahmins.
Illustrated in a series of original drawings from nature, demonstrating their attitudes and different signs and figures performed by them during the ceremonies of their mornin... Read More
 11 Aug 2014 Rare Paintings
Gyan [Dhyana]

From the book -
The Sundhya or the Daily Prayers of the Brahmins.
Illustrated in a series of original drawings from nature, demonstrating their attitudes and different signs and figures performed by them during the ceremonies of their morning devotions, and likewise their poojas.... Read More
 11 Aug 2014 Rare Paintings
Signs of the Gayatri [Gayatri].

From the book -
The Sundhya or the Daily Prayers of the Brahmins.
Illustrated in a series of original drawings from nature, demonstrating their attitudes and different signs and figures performed by them during the ceremonies of their morning devotions, and like... Read More
 11 Aug 2014 Rare Paintings
Gayatri Jup [Gayatri japa]. The secret prayer.

From the book -
The Sundhya or the Daily Prayers of the Brahmins.
Illustrated in a series of original drawings from nature, demonstrating their attitudes and different signs and figures performed by them during the ceremonies of their morning devo... Read More