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...
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...
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
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...
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.
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 ...
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...