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 13 Aug 2014 Rare Photographs
Panchganga Ghat, Benares - 1869

View from the river looking towards the ghat and riverside buildings, with Aurangzeb's Mosque in the left background from 'Views of Benares, from the River Side' taken by Brajo Gopal Bromochary in 1869. "This spot is one of the five chief places of worship on the ... Read More
 6 Jul 2014 Rare Paintings
The Great Bull and Pagoda at Tanjore
By William Daniell, 1769?1837

Gray wash and graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper.

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 6 Jul 2014 Rare Paintings
The Banks of the Ganges - 1825
Attributed to William Daniell, 1769?1837

Oil on canvas

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 6 Jul 2014 Rare Paintings
Bramha and Nursingdara Ghat, Varanasi - 1788
By William Daniell, 1769?1837, British

Gray wash with graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper.

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 25 Jun 2014 Rare Paintings
Main Entrance of the Jami Mosque, Jaunpur
1797 to 1807
Thomas Daniell, 1749?1840
William Daniell, 1769?1837

Watercolor over graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper

Inscribed in brown ink, verso, lower left: "N. 77 Graet Mosque at Jaunpur"

Curatorial Comment:
In 1784 Thomas Dani... Read More
 25 Jun 2014 Rare Paintings
Circle of William Daniell, R.A. (British, 1769-1837)
The Jama Masjid, Delhi, India
Pen and ink and watercolour

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 25 Jun 2014 Rare Paintings
Jami Masjid, Delhi - 1811
By Thomas Daniell, 1749?1840
Oil on canvas

Source: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection Read More
 24 Jun 2014 Rare Paintings
A View of an Indian Temple said to be the Mosque of Abo-ul-Nabi, Muttra - 1827
By Thomas Daniell, 1749?1840
Oil on canvas

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 6 Jun 2014 Rare Paintings
Coloured lithograph by William Hunsley of St Thomas's Mount at Madras, dated c.1830.

The mount is 11 km south of Madras and is traditionally held to be the site of the martyrdom of the apostle St Thomas. It is thought that he founded Christian communities on the west coast of India and came to M... Read More
 6 Jun 2014 Rare Paintings
The Armenian Bridge, near St.Thomas's Mount, Madras - 1798

Plate 10 from the second set of Thomas and William Daniell's 'Oriental Scenery'. The old bridge on the Adyar River was originally built in 1726 by an Armenian, as recorded by a Latin inscription on it, and has been replaced by the Marmal... Read More
 31 May 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Cities of India
By G.W. Forrest
Published by Archibald Constable and Co. Ltd., Westminster - 1903

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 28 May 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
NEW DELHI
By Robert Byron
Published in The Architectural Review, Westminster - 1931

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 28 May 2014 New Books
New Book:
NEW DELHI: Making of a Capital
By Malvika Singh and Rudrangshu Mukherjee
Concept and visual research by Pramod Kapoor
Published by Roli Books - 2012

New Delhi was born at two o'clock on 12 December 1911, as King George V proclaimed it to be India's new capital at his grand Coronation D... Read More
 28 May 2014 Rare Photographs
Photo Feature:
When New Delhi was new: archival images of the Capital under construction.

Rare images of Delhi's great buildings taking shape.

Delhi is in flux this week as new ministers settle into offices in North and South Block and move into their stately bungalows. The buildings they occup... Read More
 17 May 2014 Rare Paintings
Dashashvamedha Ghat, Benares - 1796

Plate 16 from the first set of Thomas Daniell's 'Oriental Scenery.' Dasasvamedha Ghat is one of the five most sacred places of pilgrimage in Benares as it is believed that it was here the god Brahma performed ten ('das') horse-sacrifices ('asva-medha') for kin... Read More
 17 May 2014 Rare Photographs
View of the Dashashvamedha Ghat from the Kitchener of Khartoum Collection: 'Views of Benares. Presented by the Maharaja of Benares' by Babu Jageswar Prasad in 1883.

Dashashvamedha Ghat, on the River Ganges at Varanasi, is one of the busiest of the cities many ghats, where residents and pilgrims... Read More
 17 May 2014 Rare Paintings
Dasashvamedh Ghat and the temples just downstream, Benares - 1814

Watercolour of Varanasi's Dashashvamedh Ghat on the Ganges river from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Patna to Benares Vol. II' produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1814-15. Marquess of Hastin... Read More
 17 May 2014 Rare Paintings
Dashashvamedh Ghat, Benares - 1834

Plate 7 from the third part of James Prinsep's 'Benares Illustrated'. Prinsep (1799-1840), an antiquary and colonial administrator was assay master at the Benares Mint between 1820-30. The lithographs published in this collection were based on his original sket... Read More
 27 Apr 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Mahabaleshwar
By Rao Bahadur D.B. Parasnis
Published by Lakshmi Art Printing Works, Bombay - 1916

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 27 Apr 2014 Rare Photographs
Mahabaleshwar - 1860

Photograph with scenic vista of Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra, by an unknown photographer, from an album of 40 prints taken in the 1860s. Mahabaleshwar, at 4500 ft in the Sahyadri hills, is the largest and most popular hill-station in Western India, although subject to extrem... Read More