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 17 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
A guru surrounded by devotees, depicted in a wall painting at Anegondi - January 1801.

?Painting on the Roof of the Jungum Mutt at Anagoondy.?

Pen-and-ink and water-colour drawing date January 1801, of a guru surrounded by devotees painted on the ceiling of the Uchappaya Matha at Anegondi ... 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
 11 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Gouache painting on paper from a portfolio of sixty-three paintings of deities and daily life. Nammalvar sits in lalitasana on a low asana placed on a platform. His complexion is blue, he wears a headdress, the chayakkontai, and Tengalai namams (emblems) are drawn on his forehead throat, arms and... Read More
 11 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Gouache painting on paper from a set of eight paintings of deities and processional scenes. The metal image of Vishnu as Ranganatha carried in procession at the great temple at Srirangam. The devotees carry an image of the god as a warrior on horseback. The elephant at the front of the procession... Read More
 11 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Male deity with Vai??ava attributes riding a horse.
Gouache on paper.

Rajasthan School
1790-1810 (circa)
India

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 11 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Opaque watercolour painting of the Ranganatha temple at Srirangam, Tamil Nadu. At the centre of the painting is the vimana (main shrine) of the massive temple, but shown exaggeratedly large on account of the presence there of the image of the god - Vi??u lying on Ananta. At the top right of the p... Read More
 11 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Gouache painting on paper, part of an album of seventy paintings of Indian deities. Shri Ranganathasvami reclines on the fivehooded serpent Shesha (also known as Ananta), enshrined at the heart of the temple town of Srirangam. Above the reclining figure is Vibhishana, strewing flowers over his lo... Read More
 11 Jan 2014 Rare Paintings
Gouache painting on paper, part of an album of seventy paintings of Indian deities. The deity Manmatha rides on a chariot drawn by a red parrot. On his forehead is a Vaishnava namam. He is dressed in courtly attire: an ample jacket is loosely tied at his waist with a cummerbund or sash and a shaw... 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
 29 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
Painting; Gouache, A cook and his wife, Tanjore, ca. 1790

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 29 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
Painting; gouache on mica, A cook with a kettle, Trichinopoly, ca.1875

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 29 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
Painting of a Kabab Maker

Source:
The Eleven Illustrations - The Illustrated Book About Makers Of Glassware, etc., And A Description of Their Tools
By Ghulam Yahya
Edited, Translated and Introduced by Mehr Afshan Farooqi
Published in Bareilly District (United Provinces) - 1820
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 29 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
Painting; gouache and watercolour, Pot maker, Tanjore, ca. 1840 - ca. 1850

This painting provides a detailed depiction of
a potter’s workshop in Thanjavur. On the left a man is making domestic cooking stoves. In the centre two figures are increasing the size of the clay pots by beating them ... Read More
 29 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
Painting; watercolour, a woman food-vendor serving two travellers, Patna, ca. 1826

Marks and inscriptions:
'Butiarnee. Traveller's cook.'
John Hall 1819 and C. Wilmot 1821

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 26 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
Painting; gouache and watercolour, of three couples; toddy-tapper, buttermilk seller, basket-makers. Tanjore, ca. 1830

1. Toddy-tappers; the man carrying a jar and ladder, the woman a pot.
2. A buttermilk-seller and his wife; the woman carrying a pot and measure.
3. Basket-makers; the man ... Read More
 26 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
Watercolour, a toddy-tapper at work, Patna, ca. 1805

The term ‘Company painting’ is given to pictures made by Indian artists for the British in India, particularly employees of the East India Company, the trading firm that by the 18th century had acquired a territorial empire in India. Most Co... Read More
 26 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
Watercolour A toddy-tapper, Trichinopoly, ca. 1870

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 26 Dec 2013 Rare Paintings
Print in glass-fronted black frame of ten separate implements used in collecting Toddy. Sticker on glass front: 'Implements used in collecting "Toddy."'
In bottom right-hand corner of print: 'Reeve, Benham & Reeve, imp".

19th century
India

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