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 28 Dec 2016 Rare Paintings
Rites and Beliefs of the Hindus
Illustration depicting Sub-castes

Faizabad - ca. 1774
Gentil Manuscripts, Col J B J Gentil, Faizabad, ca. 1774.

Gentil lived for twenty-five years in India, spending eleven of them at the court of Shuja-ud-daula. He carried from India among other things an atlas ... Read More
 28 Dec 2016 Rare Paintings
Rites and Beliefs of the Hindus
Offerings for different types of disease and ailments.

Faizabad - ca. 1774
Gentil Manuscripts, Col J B J Gentil, Faizabad, ca. 1774.

Gentil lived for twenty-five years in India, spending eleven of them at the court of Shuja-ud-daula. He carried from India among o... Read More
 22 Dec 2016 Rare Paintings
A woman holding a lotus

Lucknow
ca.1815 - ca. 1820
Watercolour

Inscription:
'Gopal Ma'

?Company paintings' were produced by Indian artists for Europeans living and working in the Indian subcontinent, especially British employees of the East India Company. They represent a fusion of traditiona... Read More
 22 Dec 2016 Rare Paintings
A woman with flowers possibly celebrating the Vasant Panchimi festival

Lucknow
ca.1815 - ca. 1820
Watercolour

Inscription:
'Ponchumee'

?Company paintings' were produced by Indian artists for Europeans living and working in the Indian subcontinent, especially British employees of the East Indi... Read More
 22 Dec 2016 Rare Paintings
A dancing-girl

Lucknow
ca.1815 - ca. 1820
Watercolour

Inscription:
'Khutteranee Woman. A natch Girl'

?Company paintings' were produced by Indian artists for Europeans living and working in the Indian subcontinent, especially British employees of the East India Company. They represent a fusio... Read More
 22 Dec 2016 Rare Paintings
A Muslim woman, kneeling on a cot, worshiping.

Lucknow
ca.1815 - ca. 1820
Watercolour

Inscription:
'A Mussulmanee Worshipping. Sijdee Meekoonud'

?Company paintings' were produced by Indian artists for Europeans living and working in the Indian subcontinent, especially British employees of the... Read More
 3 Oct 2016 Rare Paintings
Chromolithograph pictorial label used for the advertisement and sale of bales of cloth and individual fabric lengths; printed on paper. Durg?, portrayed with ten arms, is standing on the head of the Mahi?a, the buffalo demon.

20thC(early)
Designed in: India
Printed in Britain for export to India... Read More
 1 Oct 2016 Rare Paintings
Religious Procession: Durga
India, West Bengal, Murshidabad, circa 1800
Opaque watercolor on mica

Image credit: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More
 5 Jun 2016 Rare Paintings
Navagrahas
By Raja Ravi Varma

Source: Baroda Art Gallery Museum Read More
 23 Feb 2016 Article/Essay
Essay:
Company Painting in Nineteenth-Century India
By Marika Sardar
Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

As the British East India Company expanded its purview in South Asia during the late 1700s, great numbers of its employees moved from England to carve out new lives for themselves in ... Read More
 22 Nov 2015 Rare Paintings
The interior of the Qadam Rasul mosque enshrining the Prophet's footprint at Gaur - 1817

Watercolour of Qadum Rasul mosque at Gaur from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Malda to Gunga Pursaad Vol. II' produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1817-21. Marquess of ... Read More
 22 Nov 2015 Rare Paintings
The Great Mosque and its gateway at Fathpur Sikri from the south-east - 1814

Watercolour of the Jami Masjid and Buland Darwaza in Fatehpur Sikri from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Tughlikabad to Secundra Vol. VIII' produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1814... Read More
 22 Nov 2015 Rare Paintings
View of one side of the main street in the Indian city of Patna - 1814

Watercolour of street scene in Patna 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 Hastings, the Governor-Genera... Read More
 22 Nov 2015 New Books
New Book:
Sita Ram?s Picturesque Views of India
Lord Hastings?s Journey from Calcutta to the Punjab, 1814-15
By J.P. Losty
Published by Roli Books, New Delhi - 25 November 2015

Pre-order this book:

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Lord Hastings?s journal of his travel from Calcutta to the Punjab in 181... Read More
 22 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Railing copings from the Great Stupa of Amaravati - 1853
Artist: Murugesa Moodaliar (c. 1853)

Wash drawing by Murugesa Moodaliar of carved railing copings from the Great Stupa of Amaravati. This is one of 42 sheets (89 drawings) depicting sculpture from Amaravati and S. India. Inscribed with num... Read More
 22 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Watercolour depicting a Durga Puja, by Sevak Ram (c.1770-c.1830) in the Patna style, c.1809.

Durga is a form of the Great Goddess Devi; she is considered to be one in a variety of personalities of the Hindu goddess. She is most well known as the goddess who killed the Buffalo Demon Mahisha. The ... Read More
 18 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
A blue-skinned Indian goddess, holding a snake in her right hand and a man with a trident on her left elbow; she treads on another snake with her right foot, and on a lotus with her left foot
"Raksha Kali or Durga - Deity of Epdemics"
Watercolour

Credit: Wellcome Library, London Read More
 18 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Durga slaying the Buffalo Demon Mahishasura with other deities, set in a torana. Coloured lithograph
Published by Calcutta Art Studio, 185 Bowbazar Street, Calcutta

Credit: Wellcome Library, London Read More
 18 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Durga slaying the Buffalo Demon Mahishasura.
Chromolithograph, 1883
Published by Chitrashala Press, Pune (Dolkarali) - 1883

Credit: Wellcome Library, London Read More
 13 Oct 2015 Rare Paintings
Religious Procession: Durga
India, West Bengal, Murshidabad, circa 1800
Watercolor
Opaque watercolor on mica

Source: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Read More