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; ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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 ...
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...
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".