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 18 Feb 2015 Rare Paintings
JAMES HUNTER c.1740-1792.
Picturesque Scenery in the Kingdom of Mysore. London: Edward Orme, [1804]-1805.

James Hunter was a Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery under Cornwallis during the Third Anglo-Mysore War where British and Company troops defeated the Tipu Sultan. The views here include land... Read More
 21 Jun 2014
An important gem-set gold Navratna Pendant from the Treasury of Tipu Sultan, The Tiger of Mysore (1750-99), Mysore (Seringapatam), late 18th Century

Octagonal, set with a large central cushion flat back cabochon Columbian emerald, within a border of topaz, blue sapphire, zircon, cat's eye, ruby,... Read More
 27 Feb 2014 Rare Paintings
Lord Cornwallis receiving the Sons of Tippoo Saib as Hostages

The General at left, approaching the two scared children of the Sultan at right, as their minder smiles and gestures them forward; in frame with an urn and swag above; after William Marshall Craig, illustration from 'A New History of ... Read More
 27 Feb 2014 Rare Paintings
Tippoo Saib's Two Sons taking leave of Their Mother

The young sons of Tipu Sultan, about to be delivered to Marquiss Cornwallis, one with his hands crossed over his breast, the other looking up to his mother, as she kneels to take leave of him, holding his hand, an old man and a woman with clasp... Read More
 27 Feb 2014 Rare Paintings
The Surrender of the Children of Tippoo Sultaun

In Tipu Sultan's palace, Major Allen, standing in centre to left, addressing a group of pleading Indian women, as the Sultan's two sons, standing to right, are taken hostage; after Stothard; proof before letters.

1800
Mezzotint
After: Thomas Stot... Read More
 26 Feb 2014 Rare Paintings
Lord Cornwallis receiving the sons of Tipu as hostages
By Mather Brown

1792
Oil on metal fixed on panel, 44.5 x 52 cm

This two-part oil sketch is related to a series of three paintings Mather Brown produced to commemorate the military defeat of Tipu, the sultan of Mysore, by Lord Cornwallis, th... Read More
 26 Feb 2014 Article/Essay
Article:
A Portrait into the Past: ?The reception of the Mysorean hostage princes by Marquis Cornwallis?, Robert Home (1793-1794).

Robert Home was born in Hull, the son of an army surgeon from Greenlaw in Berwickshire. A professional artist, he had trained under Angelica Kauffman, and worked in ... Read More
 25 Feb 2014 Rare Paintings
The Storming of Seringapatam

After Alexander (Sir) Allan

Stipple engraving
63.5 x 93cm (25 x 36 5/8in)

Source: Bonhams Read More
 25 Feb 2014 Rare Photographs
SERINGAPATAM 1850s-1890s (Enlarged photo)

Salt print, two albumen prints, and a gelatin silver print, the first captioned in pencil on verso, some mounted

Comprising; salt print from waxed paper negative of the town from the flagstaff towards the mosque.

Source: Bonhams Read More
 25 Feb 2014 Rare Paintings
TIPU SULTAN and MYSORE WARS

The Departure of the Sons of Tippoo from the Zenana; The Delivery of the Definitive Treaty by the Hostage Princes into the Hands of Lord Cornwallis, fine engravings by F. Bartolozzi after Mather Brown, mounted, framed and glazed, each approximately 482 x 612mm., D. Or... Read More
 25 Feb 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Seringapatam - Past and Present
By Col.G.B.Malleson
Published by Higginbotham & Co., Madras - 1876

Read Book Online:

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Image:
SERINGAPATAM 1850s-1890s

Salt print, two albumen prints, and a gelatin silver print, ... Read More
 25 Feb 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Tippoo Sultaun- A Tale of the Mysore War
By Captain Meadows Taylor
Published by Richard Bentley, London - 1840
In Three Volumes

VOLUME 3:

Read Book Online:

http://bit.ly/1fCLcQr

Image:
An important gem-set gold Finial in the form of a Tiger's Head from the throne of Tipu ... Read More
 25 Feb 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Tippoo Sultaun- A Tale of the Mysore War
By Captain Meadows Taylor
Published by Richard Bentley, London - 1840
In Three Volumes

VOLUME 2:

Read Book Online:

http://bit.ly/1huDqGV

Download pdf Book:

http://bit.ly/1dv3fUh

Image:
An important gem-set gold Finial in the form... Read More
 25 Feb 2014 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Tippoo Sultaun- A Tale of the Mysore War
By Captain Meadows Taylor
Published by Richard Bentley, London - 1840
In Three Volumes

VOLUME 1:

Read Book Online:

http://bit.ly/1gzNwFJ

Download pdf Book:

http://bit.ly/1ppsWOs

Image:
Portrait of Tipu Sultan
Patna, circa 1830
Go... Read More
 12 Dec 2013 Rare Photographs
Mysore State Anthem: Kayo Shri Gowri
By Akshay Chavan (Based on information provided by Mr. Raja Chandra of the Mysore royal family)

A national anthem is generally a patriotic musical composition that evokes and eulogizes the history, traditions and struggles of its people, recognized either by ... Read More
 11 Dec 2013
Rosewood games box inlaid with ivory and with brass mounts, Mysore (South India), early 19th century.

This games box originated at the court of the Maharaja Krishnaraja Wadiyar III. He was ruler of Mysore from 1794 to 1868 and a skilful games player. His abiding interest in the board games of ... Read More
 11 Dec 2013 Rare Photographs
A lantern slide photo of the Old Palace, Mysore - c.1880

It was the seat of power for Krishna Raja Wodeyar the third who ruled from 1799 until 1868. The design, typical of Hindu architecture, uses a simple column-and-beam structure. The columns however, were elaborately carved in the style com... Read More
 11 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
"Palace of the Maharajah of Mysore, India," from the Illustrated London News, 1881 (with modern hand colouring).

Source: Columbia University Read More
 11 Dec 2013 Article/Essay
Obituary:
Mysore prince Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar dies
By Vikram Sampath
Livemint

Wodeyar will be remembered as a prince who made every effort to keep himself and his family relevant in the ever-changing times.

The annual Dasara celebrations in Mysore will perhaps never be the ... Read More
 10 Dec 2013
Gold "Narasimha" fanam of Krishna Raja Wodeyar (1810-1868), Mysore, Princely State in India.

Seated bearded man / Nagari inscriptions. 7mm, 0.37 grams. Dateless type, probably issued throughout Raja Wodeyar's reign. Mysore mint.

Source: http://www.numismall.com Read More