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 5 Sep 2013 Rare Photographs
Kidderpore Dock, with steamer 'Mayo' passing through 60 ft dock. The first steamer that entered the Dock in Calcutta - 1891

Photograph taken in1891 by an unknown photographer of the newly constructed graving dock, Calcutta Docks. A graving dock (dry dock), is a dock enclosed by gates and pumpe... Read More
 3 Sep 2013 Rare Photographs
Ujjain Ghats - 1875

Photograph of the temples along the river front at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, taken by Deen Dayal in the 1870s, from the Album of 'Views of Central India by Deen Dayal, Indore'. Ujjain is one of the seven sacred cities of Hinduism. It is an ancient pilgrimage centre built on... Read More
 3 Sep 2013 Rare Photographs
Ghats and temples on the River Sipra at Ujjain -1869

Photograph of the ghats and temples on the River Sipra at Ujjain, taken by George Edward Herne in 1869. Ujjain is one of the seven sacred Hindu cities. It is an ancient pilgrimage centre built on the banks of the Sipra river with characteris... Read More
 1 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
Morning Exodus, Jodhpur
By Ernest Stephen Lumsden

Oil on canvas, 54.5 x 66.5 cm

Collection: Newport Museum and Art Gallery Read More
 1 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
Shiva?s Bull (Benares) - 1919
By Ernest Stephen Lumsden

One of the group of plates loosely referred to as E.S.Lumsden?s ?Third Indian and Ladak set?, Shiva?s Bull shows a scene on the banks of the River Ganges, at Benares. This image was derived from the huge mass of material which E.S.Lumsde... Read More
 1 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
The Black Boat, No.1
By Ernest Stephen Lumsden
1919
Original etching
Signed and numbered in ink

Issued in E.S.Lumsden?s ?Third Indian Set?, The Black Boat, No.1 is typical of the scenes upon the river front which the artist considered to display the essential spirit of Benares. E.S.Lum... Read More
 1 Sep 2013 Rare Paintings
Benares, India
By Ernest Stephen Lumsden

Date painted: 1927
Oil on canvas on board, 23 x 32 cm

Collection: Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums Read More
 2 Aug 2013 Rare Photographs
Photograph of a view of Maula Ali Hill near Hyderabad. This print was by an unknown photographer in the 1870s and is part of the Temple Collection. Maula Ali Hill is situated 6.5 km (4 miles) west of Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh. The Shrine of Maula Ali is located here, together with a mosque and... Read More
 2 Aug 2013 Rare Photographs
Photograph of Maula Ali Hill, from the Macnabb Collection (Col James Henry Erskine Reid): Album of Indian views, taken in the early 1900s. The view was taken in Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh and shows a bazaar with Maula Ali Hill in the background. The Shrine of Maula Ali is located on the hill, t... Read More
 1 Aug 2013 New Books
View of Maula Ali near Hyderabad - 1799

This is plate 3 from 'Hindoostan Scenery consisting of Twelve Select Views in India' by Francis Jukes (1746-1812) and Thomas Anburey (1759-1840) of the Corps of Engineers in Bengal.

Anburey served with the Bengal Army as a surveyor in 1792 and 1793, t... Read More
 1 Aug 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Modern Hyderabad (Deccan)
By John Law
Published by Thacker, Spink & Co., Calcutta - 1914

Book extract:

After the terrible flood of 1908, which was the highest and most disastrous that had occurred in Hyderabad for at least three-quarters of a century, and which was caused b... Read More
 1 Aug 2013 Rare Paintings
North-east view of Hyderabad - 1799

This is plate 1 from 'Hindoostan Scenery consisting of Twelve Select Views in India' by Francis Jukes (1746-1812) and Thomas Anburey (1759-1840) of the Corps of Engineers, Bengal.

While serving with the Bengal Army between 1792 and 1793, Anburey helped su... Read More
 14 Jul 2013 Rare Photographs
The Telegraph Office, Bombay - 1870s

An albumen print mounted on brown card by Francis Frith & Co., part of the Universal Series of topographical photographs.

Copyright: ? V&A Images Read More
 13 Jul 2013 Rare Photographs
Gigantic embroidery in stone at base of Kutb Minar, Delhi - 1903

Stereoscopic photograph of the base of the Qutb Minar at Delhi, taken by James Ricalton in c. 1903, from The Underwood Travel Library: Stereoscopic Views of India. The Qutb Minar is a tower of victory, part of a complex containin... Read More
 3 Jul 2013 Rare Paintings
"At Tirupetty (Tirupati), about fifty miles from Madras, there is an old temple much frequented by pilgrims, and very interesting to the student of Indian architecture. Pursuing the path up the hill, we go through three towers curiously carved. The hill is two thousand five hundred feet high, and... Read More
 30 Jun 2013 Rare Photographs
Naini Tal, Landslip in 1880

Photograph of the aftermath of the Nainital landslip from the Macnabb Collection (Col James Henry Erskine Reid): Album of views of 'Naini Tal' taken by an unknown photographer in 1880. The area of the Kumaon Hills had come under British rule after the Anglo-Nepal Wa... Read More
 30 Jun 2013 Rare Photographs
General view of the north end of Naini Tal - 1875

Photograph of Nainital from the Macnabb Collection (Col James Henry Erskine Reid): Album of views of 'Naini Tal' taken by an unknown photographer in 1875. According to legend Nainital takes its name from the Hindi word for eye as it is said to ... Read More
 18 Jun 2013 Rare BOOKS
The New Guide to Delhi
By Lieut. Alfred Frederick Pollock Harcourt
Assistant Commissioner, Delhi
Printed by G.A. Savielle, Allahabad - 1866


Read Book Online:

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Image:
Iron pillar and screen of arches on west side of the Qutb Mos... Read More
 18 Jun 2013 Rare Paintings
The Lahore Bazaar near the Delhi Gate, Punjab - 23 January 1879

Water-colour painting of a bazaar in Lahore city in the Punjab (modern Pakistan) by Alfred Frederick Pollock Harcourt (1836-1910), 23 January 1879. Inscribed on the front in pencil is: 'A.H. 23 Jany 79'; on the back in ink:' Lahor... Read More
 15 Jun 2013 Rare Paintings
A View of Agra Fort, by a Calcutta artist after William Hodges - 1800

Water-colour drawing of a view of the Fort at Agra from the river, after William Hodges, by a Calcutta artist, dated 1800-1810.

This view of Agra Fort is after the engraving by J. Walker 'A View of Agra taken from the Sou... Read More