Rare Paintings
 2 Jun 2016 Rare Paintings
Bathing at Benares
By Anthony John Plowden Eyton (b.1923)

Credit: Cartwright Hall Art Gallery Read More
 2 Jun 2016 Rare Paintings
Benares, India
By Ernest Stephen Lumsden (1883–1948)

Credit: Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums Read More
 30 May 2016 Rare Paintings
A view of the river bank at Benares, including the Mir Ghat, Lalita Ghat, and Jalsain Ghat - 1790

Watercolour showing a view of the river bank at Varanasi (Benares) in Uttar Pradesh, including the Mir Ghat, Lalita Ghat, and Jalsain Ghat by an anonymous artist working in the Murshidabad style, c.... Read More
 21 May 2016 Rare Paintings
Krishna Kills The Tornado Demon Trinavarta
Folio from the "Tularam" Bhagavata Purana

India, Gujarat, Surat (?), circa 1625-1650
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

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 20 May 2016 Rare Paintings
Narasimha Disemboweling Hiranyakashipu, Folio from a Bhagavata Purana

India, Himachal Pradesh, Nurpur, circa 1760-1770
Watercolor
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

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 21 Apr 2016 Rare Paintings
'The Tank, Madura, India' - 1877

Oil painting on paper depicting the tank at Madurai by Marianne North, dated 1877-79.

Initially, Marianne North (1830-1890) painted botanical specimens and travelled around the world in search of interesting subject matter. She visited India in 1877-79 and compl... Read More
 21 Apr 2016 Rare Paintings
Minakshi Temple, at Madura - 1798

Plate 16 from the second set of Thomas and William Daniell's 'Oriental Scenery.' The city of Madurai is dominated by the temple complex dedicated to Minakshi, the patron goddess. It is like a self-contained city with courtyards, pillared halls and shrines. The f... Read More
 19 Apr 2016 Rare Paintings
Horses and jewels of Runjeet Singh - 1844

This lithograph is taken from plate 14 of Emily Eden's 'Portraits of the Princes and People of India'. It shows one of the favourite horses of Maharaja Ranjit Singh with the head officer of his stables. Passionately fond of horses, Singh had them adorned... Read More
 16 Apr 2016 Rare Paintings
Rama Chastises the Dying Vali, Folio from a Ramayana (Adventures of Rama)
India, Sub-Imperial Mughal, Agra (?), circa 1595

Opaque watercolor, gold, and ink on paper.

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 16 Apr 2016 Rare Paintings
Rama and Lakshmana Meet Sugriva at Matanga's Hermitage, Folio from a Ramayana (Adventures of Rama)
India, Sub-Imperial Mughal, Agra (?), circa 1595

Opaque watercolor, gold, and ink on paper.

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 7 Mar 2016 Rare Paintings
Ravana Receiving the Pashupata Weapon from Shiva

India, Himachal Pradesh, Kangra (?), circa 1850-1900
Watercolor

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 7 Mar 2016 Rare Paintings
Shiva Bearing the Descent of the Ganges River, folio from a Hindi manuscript by the saint Narayan

India, Himachal Pradesh, Guler, Bathu, circa 1740
Watercolor

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 7 Mar 2016 Rare Paintings
Shiva and Devi on Gajasura's Hide, c. 1675-1680

India, Pahari Hills, Basohli school, 17th century
Ink and color on paper

Image credit:
© Cleveland Museum of Art Read More
 7 Mar 2016 Rare Paintings
Shiva Under Trees, c. 1780

India, Pahari, Kangra school, 18th century
Color on paper

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© Cleveland Museum of Art Read More
 7 Mar 2016 Rare Paintings
Panel fragment with the god Shiva/Oesho

Kushan
3rd century A.D.
Bactria
Kushan
Terracotta, gouache

This rare Central Asian votive panel depicts a deity (with nimbus) being approached by a worshiper, probably nonroyal but portrayed as of equal stature to the god. Compositionally, they follow sce... Read More
 23 Feb 2016 Rare Paintings
View of Mysore - 1823

Water-colour painting of Mysore by Neil Cormack (fl. 1814-1837) dated to either 1823 or between 1831 and 1837, during Cormack's residence in South India. Inscribed on the back in ink is: 'Mysore from the Tank. Neil Cormack.'

Mysore is situated in a valley in Karnataka in s... Read More
 14 Feb 2016 Rare Paintings
A nobleman worshipping Surya riding a horse-drawn chariot across the sky
Mewar, circa 1760
Gouache on paper, red and yellow borders, framed

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 13 Feb 2016 Rare Paintings
Benten (Sarasvati)

Artist: Totoya Hokkei 魚屋北渓 (1780-1850)
Edo period, 1780-1850
Album leaf; color on paper
Japan

Benzaiten (弁才天, 弁財天) is a Japanese Buddhist goddess, who originated from the Hindu goddess Saraswati. Worship of Benzaiten arrived in Japan during the 6th through 8th centu... Read More
 13 Feb 2016 Rare Paintings
Benzaiten (Sarasvati)

Artist: Kawanabe Kyōsai 河鍋暁斎 (1831-1889)
Meiji era, ca. 1880s
Ink and color on paper
Japan

Benzaiten (弁才天, 弁財天) is a Japanese Buddhist goddess, who originated from the Hindu goddess Saraswati. Worship of Benzaiten arrived in Japan during the 6th through 8th centu... Read More
 13 Feb 2016 Rare Paintings
Benten (Sarasvati) on a rock by the sea

Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)
Edo period, 18th century?
Color and gold on silk panel
Japan

Benzaiten (弁才天, 弁財天) is a Japanese Buddhist goddess, who originated from the Hindu goddess Saraswati. Worship of Benzaiten arrived in Japan during the 6th... Read More