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 18 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
South view of Shahabad, Jhalawar - 1818

Water-colour drawing of Shahabad in Jalawar by an anonymous artist in 1818.

Inscribed on the front in ink is: b. 'Shahabad Town from the Ghaut to the Southward.' A gazetteer of 1857 describes the town as follows: 'Shahabad, in the Rajpoot territory of Jha... Read More
 15 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
An ascetic, probably Vasishtha, with a rudrakshamala (rosary) in his hand, sits on a tiger skin in a pavilion with a carefully rendered roof supported by slender pillars. His knees are held in place by a yogapatta (band tied around the knees). He wears a russet dhoti and ornaments made of rudraks... Read More
 9 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
Study of a Ironer
c. 1840

Ascribed to Shaykh Muhammad Amir of Karraya
Bengal, India

Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal, India
Drawing, natural pigments
Opaque watercolour

Source: National Gallery of Australia Read More
 9 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
Study of a cook
c. 1840

Ascribed to Shaykh Muhammad Amir of Karraya
Bengal, India

Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal, India
Drawing, natural pigments
Opaque watercolour

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 9 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
A phaeton carriage drawn by two horses, grooms holding the reins.
Lucknow, in the style of Shaikh Muhammad Amir of Karraya, circa 1878

Watercolour on paper, old label on reverse naming the horses with the date 1878, framed
122 x 205 mm.

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 9 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
A ruler out riding in a horse-drawn carriage with two retainers, armed officers on horseback riding alongside
Company School, in the style of Shaikh Muhammad Amir of Karraya, mid-19th Century

Gouache on paper, in mount
260 x 495 mm.

Possibly the work of a Rajasthani artist influenced by Shaikh... Read More
 9 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
A view of Government House and Esplanade Row, Calcutta, from the Maidan - 1830

Watercolour with a black painted border of a view of Government House and Esplanade Row from the Maidan at Calcutta, in West Bengal, by Shaikh Muhammad Amir of Karraya, c.1830. The image is inscribed in ink below, wit... Read More
 9 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
A groom holding a horse's bridle and a chauri, attributed to Shaikh Muhammad Amir of Karraya
Calcutta, circa 1841

Watercolour on paper watermarked Whatman 1841, framed
227 x 127 mm.

Shaikh Muhammad Amir came from Karraya, an outlying district of Calcutta, and began painting for the British th... Read More
 9 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
An officer of the Calcutta Police
Attributed to Shaikh Muhammad Amir of Karraya

Calcutta, circa 1840
Watercolour on paper, framed
226 x 123 mm.

Shaikh Muhammad Amir came from Karraya, an outlying district of Calcutta, and was the best-known artist working for the British in that city. His car... Read More
 9 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
Hindu gentleman, attributed to Shaikh Muhammad Amir of Karraya
Calcutta, circa 1840

Watercolour on paper, inscribed in pencil on the reverse Baboo [English-speaking], framed
225 x 125 mm.

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 9 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
A GREY RACEHORSE AND GROOM
SIGNED SHEIKH MUHAMMAD AMIR OF KARRAYA, CALCUTTA, CIRCA 1842

Pencil, watercolour and gum arabic on paper, depicting a grey horse standing on a racetrack, his reins held by a groom, signed 'Shekh Mohammad Ameer , Calcutta at Karayah' in the lower right hand corner
14?... Read More
 9 Mar 2014 Article/Essay
Essay:
Company Drawings
By Divia Patel and Graham Parlett
- Drawing Space: Contemporary Indian Drawings

The expansion of Company rule in the eighteenth century was paralleled by the need for a greater knowledge and understanding of India, and large amounts of data were collected, categorised and... Read More
 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

Source: www.indianminiaturepaintings.co.uk Read More
 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
 9 Mar 2014 Rare Paintings
Watercolour painting on paper of two dancing girls entertaining an Indian gentleman, who is smoking a huqqa, under a canopy. The dancing girls are accompanied by a group of musicians and are watched by a group of men sat on the floor around the seated Indian gentleman.

Painted by: Shiva Lal
Comp... 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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 17 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Two holy men and two equestrian figures. Wall painting at Anegondi - January 1801

Water-colour drawing of two holy men and two equestrian figures painted on the ceiling of the Uchappaya Matha at Anegondi in Karnataka, from an album of 56 sheets of drawings (60 folios) mainly of miscellaneous a... Read More
 17 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
A procession featuring a guru being carried in a palanquin.

Wall painting at Anegondi - January 1801.

Water-colour drawing with pen-and-ink dated January 1801 of a guru surrounded by devotees painted on the ceiling of the Uchappaya Matha at Anegondi in Karnataka, from an album of 56 sheet... Read More