The Grand Mughals - Babur to Bahadur Shah Zafar (1526-1857)

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 19 Apr 2016 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Baburnamah - Memoirs of Babur
by Zahir al-Din Muhammad Babur (1483-1530)

Walters manuscript W.596 is a copy of the Baburnamah. Recognized as one of the world's great autobiographical memoirs, the Baburnamah is the story of Zahir al-Din Muhammad Babur (866 AH/AD 1483-937 AH/AD ... 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.

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More
 25 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
Aurangzab's red sandstone mosque built on the site of an earlier temple of Keshava Deva - 1815

Watercolour of Aurangzeb's Idgah at Mathura from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Tughlikabad to Secundra Vol. VIII' produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1814-15. M... Read More
 25 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
A panorama in 12 folds showing the procession of the Emperor Bahadur Shah to celebrate the feast of the 'Id - 1843

[From 'Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi?, an album consisting of 89 folios containing approximately 130 paintings of views of the Mughal and pre-Mughal monuments of Delhi, as well as... Read More
 25 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
A panorama in 12 folds showing the procession of the Emperor Bahadur Shah to celebrate the feast of the 'Id - 1843

[From 'Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi?, an album consisting of 89 folios containing approximately 130 paintings of views of the Mughal and pre-Mughal monuments of Delhi, as well as... Read More
 25 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
A panorama in 12 folds showing the procession of the Emperor Bahadur Shah to celebrate the feast of the 'Id - 1843

[From 'Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi?, an album consisting of 89 folios containing approximately 130 paintings of views of the Mughal and pre-Mughal monuments of Delhi, as well as... Read More
 25 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
A panorama in 12 folds showing the procession of the Emperor Bahadur Shah to celebrate the feast of the 'Id - 1843

[From 'Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi?, an album consisting of 89 folios containing approximately 130 paintings of views of the Mughal and pre-Mughal monuments of Delhi, as well as... Read More
 25 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
A panorama in 12 folds showing the procession of the Emperor Bahadur Shah to celebrate the feast of the 'Id - 1843

[From 'Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi?, an album consisting of 89 folios containing approximately 130 paintings of views of the Mughal and pre-Mughal monuments of Delhi, as well as... Read More
 25 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
A panorama in 12 folds showing the procession of the Emperor Bahadur Shah to celebrate the feast of the Eid - 1843

[From 'Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi?, an album consisting of 89 folios containing approximately 130 paintings of views of the Mughal and pre-Mughal monuments of Delhi, as well as... Read More
 21 Sep 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
The vivid paintings that record a Briton's love of Delhi
By William Dalrymple
BBC News - 19 September 2015

A book of illustrations painted in the 1840s captures the Indian capital, Delhi, in all its glory shortly before the 19th Century's biggest anti-colonial revolt - and the British b... Read More
 21 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
Portrait of Emperor Jahangir Riding an Elephant
First half of the 18th century
India, Mughal Dynasty (1526-1756)

Source: The Cleveland Museum of Art Read More
 20 Sep 2015 Rare Paintings
An elephant fight on a hillside, mahouts astride the two charging beasts, others rushing forward with firebrands, two platoons of soldiers watching from either side
Mughal, circa 1760

Gouache on paper, mounted on an album page with floral borders, verso a calligraphic exercise in shikasteh scri... Read More
 20 Sep 2015 New Books
New Book:
Mughal Warfare: Indian Frontiers and Highroads to Empire 1500?1700
By J.J.L. Gommans
Published by Routledge - 2003

Mughal Warfare offers a much-needed new survey of the military history of Mughal India during the age of imperial splendour from 1500 to 1700. Jos Gommans looks at warfare... Read More
 26 Aug 2015 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Agra, historical & descriptive with an account of Akbar and his Court and the modern city of Agra.
By Syed Mu?ammad Latif (1851-1902)
Printed at The Calcutta Central Press Co., Calcutta - 1896

Read Book Online:

http://bit.ly/1WSNnUZ

Download pdf Book:

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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
 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
 15 May 2014 Rare Paintings
Watercolour, Mosque of Aurangzeb, Ganges, Benares, William Simpson, 1864.

The watercolour depicts the Mosque of Aurangzeb and Panchganga Ghat from the Ganges.

William Simpson was born on 28 October 1823 in Glasgow. Following a seven-year apprenticeship with a specialist lithographic firm, he mo... Read More
 23 Nov 2013 Video
Video:
THE SWORD AND THE FLUTE

An innovative approach to storytelling combining the static character of Indian miniature paintings and the kinetic properties of film, the 20-minute short film The Sword and the Flute (1959), written, directed and produced by James Ivory, tells the story of med... Read More
 23 Nov 2013 Video
Video:
THE GREAT MUGHALS

The Great Moghuls (1990) is a Channel 4 documentary series covering the dramatic story of the rise of the Moghul Empire (1526-1857) of India. Over six generations, from father to son, the Great Moghuls captured, consolidated and profoundly influenced control of the vast ... Read More
 21 Nov 2013 Rare Paintings
Man feeding an elephant. Single-page painting mounted on detached album folio. Man feeds elephant chained to a post; sparse green-yellow background; red border outlined in gold and containing scrolling leaf design. No text.
Ink, opaque watercolour and gold on paper.

Mughal Style
Mughal dyna... Read More