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 9 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
Ayah (maidservant).
Attributed to Shaikh Muhammad Amir of Karraya. Calcutta, circa mid-19th century.
Opaque watercolour on paper.
18.5 x 13.5cm

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 9 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
Senior household servant.
Attributed to Shaikh Muhammad Amir of Karraya. Calcutta, circa mid-19th century.
Opaque watercolour with bodycolour on paper.
18.5 x 13.5cm

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 9 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
Passenger in an Ekka by Shiva Lal (circa 1820-80).
Patna, circa mid-19th century.
Watercolour on paper pasted onto later card. 15.7 x 21.2cm

On the back-board of the frame is a hand-written inscription in English: "Indian Ekka painted by Sheev (?) ...Patna" and a printed label: "W G Clark, Pic... Read More
 5 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
Watercolour painting with a pen and ink border of three men smoking opium. All three men are seated on the ground; the one on the far right wears only a loincloth and a white shawl. He has small tufts of hair on his head, and is in the process of smoking from the pipe. He faces the other two men ... Read More
 4 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
A wedding party seated under a canopy, with an officiating priest and musicians to the left.

Company School, probably Bengal, circa 1840
Watercolour on European watermarked paper, framed
310 x 420 mm.

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 8 Feb 2014 Rare Paintings
Illustration from the book:

Indian Pictures
Drawn with pen and pencil
By the Rev. W. Urwick
Published by Religious Tract Society, London - 1881 Read More
 7 Feb 2014 Rare Photographs
Illustration from the book:
Modern India
By William Eleroy Curtis
Published by F. H. Revell Company, Chicago - 1905 Read More
 7 Feb 2014 Rare Photographs
Illustration from the book:
Modern India
By William Eleroy Curtis
Published by F. H. Revell Company, Chicago - 1905 Read More
 6 Feb 2014 Rare Paintings
Illustration from the book:
INDIA
By Pierre Loti
Translated from the French by George A. F. Inman (of Bowdon)
Published by T. W. Laurie, London - 1913 Read More
 14 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Water-colour drawing by Justinian Gantz of pilgrims and Hindu ascetics, Madras, dated 1841. Inscribed on front in ink: 'Pilgrims, Sainashees, Bairaghees, Pandarams. Just Gantz. Popham's Broadway. No.35. Madras 1841.'

This drawing depicts a group of Hindu pilgrims and ascetics. The horizontal w... Read More
 12 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Three religious mendicant couples
Thanjavur
ca. 1830

Painting, watercolour and gouache on paper from a folio of thirty Company paintings, depicting three religious mendicant couples:

1. A non-Brahmin Vaishnavite couple, followers of the philosopher Ramanuja, founder of Shrivaishnavism; ... Read More
 12 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Painting; gouache on mica, A Vaishnava mendicant of Vizagapatam of the Satani caste of the Ramanujas, Trichinopoly, ca.1850

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 12 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Painting; Gouache, A South Indian Vaishnava Brahmin and his wife, Tanjore, ca. 1790

One of sixteen paintings of castes and occupations. The backgrounds are all plain with no clouds. The set appears to include drawings by two hands; one group with plain blue backgrounds, the other dull yellow; ... Read More
 10 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Painting by a British artist; William Carpenter, A game of Pachisi, India, 1855.

William Carpenter was the eldest son of the distinguished portrait painter Margaret Sarah Carpenter and of William Hookham Carpenter, who became Keeper of the Prints and Drawings Department at the British Museum. ... Read More
 10 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
A Muslim man having his head shaved by a barber in a red turban. They are both seated on a mat - 1855

William Carpenter (ca.1818-1899) travelled through India from 1850-1857 painting portraits and pictures of rulers and their courts and Indian scenery. He travelled to Calcutta via Bombay and S... Read More
 9 Jan 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
THE PEOPLE OF INDIA
By Sir Herbert Hope Risley
Edited by William Crooke
With 36 illustrations and an ethnological map of India
Published by Thacker Spink & Co.,Calcutta - 1915

Read Book Online:

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 9 Jan 2014 Rare Photographs
Photograph of Brahmins (Pundits) in Delhi taken by Shepherd and Robertson in c. 1863.

The Brahmins, the priestly caste, were at the head of the caste system in India. This photograph, of a seated group of three men and a youth, is reproduced as illustration no. 200 in volume IV of John Forbes... Read More
 9 Jan 2014 Rare Photographs
Photograph of an Embroiderer in Delhi taken by Shepherd and Robertson in c.1863.

This image of a man seated cross-legged at his embroidery frame is reproduced as illustration no.188 in volume IV of John Forbes Watson's 'The People of India' (1869), where it is captioned 'Scarfmaker'. The acco... Read More
 9 Jan 2014 Rare Photographs
Posed studio group of domestic servants at Madras in Tamil Nadu, taken by Nicholas & Curths in c. 1870, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections.

After photography was introduced into India in the 1840s it rapidly grew in popularity, particularly as a means to record the vast divers... Read More
 9 Jan 2014 Rare Photographs
Dyers at work, Western India - 1873

Photograph of dyers at work in Western India, taken by Shivashanker Narayen in c. 1873, from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections. After photography was introduced into India in the 1840s it rapidly grew in popularity, particularly as a means to re... Read More