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 20 Feb 2015 Rare Paintings
Nandi Hills, Bangalore - 1794

This uncoloured aquatint is taken from plate 10 of Captain Alexander Allan's 'Views in the Mysore Country'. Nandidurg is at an altitude of around 4800 feet amid the Nandi Hills near Bangalore. Captain Allan described the fort as "a strong spacious fortress, with the... Read More
 18 Feb 2015 Event
Untravel: Explore Bangalore with an Unhurried tour walk
By Usha Hariprasad

Looking to explore your city in a whole new way? Unhurried helps you learn about just how interesting Bangalore?s history is, with their guided walks.

Let us face it, history has always stood for memorization. Dates, eve... Read More
 18 Jan 2015 Article/Essay
Article:
The astronomical wonder
By S.K.Aruni
The Hindu - February 1, 2012

S.K. Aruni on the astronomical significance of the Gavi Gangadhareshwara temple in Bangalore.

It is generally believed that the Jantar Mantar in Delhi is the only good example of an astronomical observatory constructed b... Read More
 12 Jan 2015 Rare Paintings
View from Malabar Hill - 1800

This is plate 3 from James Wales' 'Bombay Views'. The series was painted for Sir Charles Malet (1752-1815), the British Resident of Poona, who Wales met in Bombay in 1791.

The panoramic view (continued on plate 4) was taken across the Back Bay and includes the Flag... Read More
 12 Jan 2015 Rare Paintings
View of Bombay Harbour - 1800

This is plate 1 from James Wales' 'Bombay Views'. The series was painted for Sir Charles Malet (1752-1815), the British Resident of Poona, who met Wales in Bombay in 1791.

The panoramic view (which continues on plate two) depicts the dockyard and fort areas, includ... Read More
 12 Jan 2015 Rare Paintings
View of the Breach from Love Grove, Bombay - 1800

This is plate 6 from James Wales' 'Bombay Views'. The series was painted for Sir Charles Malet (1752-1815), the British Resident of Poona, who met Wales in Bombay in 1791.

The view was taken "from the end terminating at Love Grove". The Great Br... Read More
 12 Jan 2015 Rare Paintings
View from Belmont, Bombay - 1800

This is plate 9 from James Wales' 'Bombay Views'. The series was painted for Sir Charles Malet (1752-1815), the British Resident of Poona, who Wales met in Bombay in 1791.

The view represents that "part of the Island between the Hill of Belmont and the Breach Wa... Read More
 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.

Source: Yale Center for British Art Read More
 6 Jul 2014 Rare Paintings
The Banks of the Ganges - 1825
Attributed to William Daniell, 1769?1837

Oil on canvas

Source: Yale Center for British Art Read More
 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.

Source: Yale Center for British Art Read More
 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

Source: Bonhams Read More
 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

Source: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection Read More
 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

Read Book Online:

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Download pdf Book:

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

Read Book Online:

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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