Rare Paintings
 11 Aug 2014 Rare Paintings
Soorya [Surya]
Prayer to the Sun

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
 10 Aug 2014 Rare Paintings
Urghai [Arghya], offering of water, rice, &c.&c.

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 de... Read More
 10 Aug 2014 Rare Paintings
Mudras
Notes: (1) moostic [mushtika], (2) burahaka [bruhaka], (3) moodgur [mudgara], (4) mutsai, (5) singha krantee, (6) pulla, (7) bista, thun.

From the book -
The Sundhya or the Daily Prayers of the Brahmins.
Illustrated in a series of original drawings from nature, demonstrating their attit... Read More
 10 Aug 2014 Rare Paintings
1. Pooruck Pranaiyam [Puraka pranayama].
2. Kumbuck [Kumbhaka].
3. Raichuck [Rechaka]

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 du... Read More
 10 Aug 2014 Rare Paintings
Mudras
Notes: (1) sucktum, (2) soonmooka, (3) admookum, (4) byapuckum, (5) jummapas, (6) khurmookum, (7) ekmookum, (8) unjailee, (9) purlumb.

From the book -
The Sundhya or the Daily Prayers of the Brahmins.
Illustrated in a series of original drawings from nature, demonstrating their attitude... Read More
 10 Aug 2014 Rare Paintings
Koorma [Kurma] (Tortoise). The figure here indicated by the fingers is meant to represent it.

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 t... Read More
 10 Aug 2014 Rare Paintings
Gungashtuk [Gangashtaka]

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
 9 Aug 2014 Rare Paintings
'A Dhurmsala Bene Mahadeo Chaut'
Painted by Fanny Parkes

From the book:
Wanderings of a pilgrim, in search of the picturesque, during four-and-twenty years in the East; with revelations of life in the Zenana
By Fanny Parkes
Published by Pelham Richardson, London - 1850 Read More
 9 Aug 2014 Rare Paintings
'A Kutcherry'
Painted by Fanny Parkes

From the book:
Wanderings of a pilgrim, in search of the picturesque, during four-and-twenty years in the East; with revelations of life in the Zenana
By Fanny Parkes
Published by Pelham Richardson, London - 1850 Read More
 9 Aug 2014 Rare Paintings
'Elephant Fights'
Painted by Fanny Parkes

From the book:
Wanderings of a pilgrim, in search of the picturesque, during four-and-twenty years in the East; with revelations of life in the Zenana
By Fanny Parkes
Published by Pelham Richardson, London - 1850 Read More
 9 Aug 2014 Rare Paintings
'Lachhmi - The Goddess of Beauty'
Painted by Fanny Parkes

From the book:
Wanderings of a pilgrim, in search of the picturesque, during four-and-twenty years in the East; with revelations of life in the Zenana
By Fanny Parkes
Published by Pelham Richardson, London - 1850 Read More
 8 Aug 2014 Rare Paintings
'The Tomb of Akbar Shah'
Painted by Fanny Parkes

From the book:
Wanderings of a pilgrim, in search of the picturesque, during four-and-twenty years in the East; with revelations of life in the Zenana
By Fanny Parkes
Published by Pelham Richardson, London - 1850 Read More
 8 Aug 2014 Rare Paintings
'The Taj Mehul'
Painted by Fanny Parkes

From the book:
Wanderings of a pilgrim, in search of the picturesque, during four-and-twenty years in the East; with revelations of life in the Zenana
By Fanny Parkes
Published by Pelham Richardson, London - 1850 Read More
 8 Aug 2014 Rare Paintings
'Kaniyajee and the Gopees'
Painted by Fanny Parkes

From the book:
Wanderings of a pilgrim, in search of the picturesque, during four-and-twenty years in the East; with revelations of life in the Zenana
By Fanny Parkes
Published by Pelham Richardson, London - 1850 Read More
 3 Aug 2014 Rare Paintings
Tasvir-e naga sepahi, Picture of a Naga sadhu.

A group of fifteen paintings depicting tradesmen, including a goldsmith, a carpenter, a water-carrier and a scribe, male and female dervishes, and soldiers, including a Gurkha
Delhi or Haryana, circa 1820-30.

Watercolours on paper, with identifyin... Read More
 3 Aug 2014 Rare Paintings
Tasvir-e 'awrat nang shahi darvish kath, Picture of a woman of the Nanak-Shahi dervishes.

A group of fifteen paintings depicting tradesmen, including a goldsmith, a carpenter, a water-carrier and a scribe, male and female dervishes, and soldiers, including a Gurkha
Delhi or Haryana, circa 1820-... Read More
 3 Aug 2014 Rare Paintings
Tasveer e katib navisht mi kunad, Picture of a scribe writing.

A group of fifteen paintings depicting tradesmen, including a goldsmith, a carpenter, a water-carrier and a scribe, male and female dervishes, and soldiers, including a Gurkha
Delhi or Haryana, circa 1820-30.

Watercolours on paper,... Read More
 3 Aug 2014 Rare Paintings
A Fraser Album Artist: a cotton-carder at work, attributed to the artist Ghulam 'Ali Khan (fl. 1817-55)
Delhi, circa 1820

Black chalk and watercolour heightened with white on paper, two inscriptions in Persian at upper centre, framed.

The inscriptions both read:
Raza'u, inhabitant of Jansuth, ... Read More
 3 Aug 2014 Rare Paintings
A portrait of an officer kneeling with a sword across his knees dressed in white with a red and yellow turban and patka, a shield at his side
Company School, Delhi, circa 1830
Watercolour on paper, framed.

This fine portrait bears a resemblance to the Company School portraits commissioned by Ja... Read More
 3 Aug 2014 Rare Paintings
A Fraser Album Artist: An elephant and driver, probably from the Mughal Emperor's stable, with a hunting howdah equipped with a rifle, bows and a pistol.
Delhi, 1815-19 ca.

Pencil and watercolour, heightened with bodycolour and gold, on paper, inscribed upper left Mawla Bakhsh in Persian in nast... Read More