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 2 Jun 2013 Rare Paintings
Album of popular prints mounted on cloth pages. Colour lithograph, lettered, inscribed and numbered 18. Draupadi, the wife of all five Pandava brothers in the Mahabharata, is presented to a parcheesi game where Yudhishthira, the king of Hastinapura, had gambled away all his material wealth. He of... Read More
 28 May 2013 Rare Paintings
Sports and Pastimes of Nobility

Amusement with animals: snakes-charmer with goat, monkey and mongoose. Birds and animals, fighting-bulbuls, quails, adavats, rams, black-buck, cocks, elephants and camels.

Gentil; Manuscripts, Col J B J Gentil, Faizabad, ca. 1774. Page number 23 (Gentil numbe... Read More
 27 May 2013 Rare Paintings
Painting; watercolour, a caravan with camels resting at an oasis in the dessert, Patna, ca. 1850.

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 26 May 2013 Rare Paintings
A man carrying a ceremonial object stands next to a tableau of rocks, a camel, decorated headgear and other animals set on an ornate base.
Gouache painting by an Indian artist.
Published: [India], [18--?]

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 26 May 2013 Rare Paintings
An Indian man riding a camel
India
Early 1800s

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 23 May 2013 Rare Paintings
Ramachandra on Pushpak Vimana
Modern Litho Works, Bombay
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 9 May 2013 Rare Paintings
Shivaite yogi and a woman under a banyan tree. Chromolithograph.
Published: Chitrashala Press, Poona.

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 8 May 2013 Rare Paintings
A small Hindu temple beneath a banyan tree, Bodhgaya - 1810

Goauche painting of a small Hindu temple beneath a banyan tree in Bodhgaya, by an anonymous artist working in the Patna style, part of the Hyde Collection, c. 1810. Inscribed on the front in ink: 'A Hindu Temple and famous Banyan Tree... Read More
 8 May 2013 Rare Paintings
Sacred banyan tree and temple at Joucalla between Kaliyanpur and Berhampore - 1795

Watercolour of a sacred banyan tree and temple at Joucalla, by an anonymous artist, part of the Hyde Collection, c. 1790-1800. Inscribed on the back in ink and pencil: 'Fukeers' Taqoorbarriee and Sacred Banian Tre... Read More
 6 May 2013 Rare Paintings
'Sword and other exercises'
One of eleven paintings depicting schools.

Varanasi, India
ca.1860
Gouache on mica

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 6 May 2013 Rare Paintings
'Native Hindu school exhibiting native punishments'

A Hindu school; some students being punished by being trussed up.

Varanasi, India

ca.1860

Gouache on mica

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 13 Apr 2013 Rare Paintings
Five Hindu sects: Shiva, Krishna, Vishnu, Brahma and the Mother Goddess - 1774

Gentil; Manuscripts, Col J B J Gentil, Faizabad, ca. 1774. Page number 38 (Gentil numbered two successive pages '22'). Five Hindu cults.

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 13 Apr 2013 Rare Paintings
The celebration of Hindu festivals, including Dasehra, Diwali and Holi - 1774

Gentil; Manuscripts, Col J B J Gentil, Faizabad, ca. 1774. Page number 42 (Gentil numbered two successive pages '22'). The celebration of Hindu festivals.

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 12 Apr 2013 Rare Paintings
Rites and Beliefs of the Hindus - 1774

Gentil; Manuscripts, Col J B J Gentil, Faizabad, ca. 1774. Page number 41 (Gentil numbered two successive pages '22'). Hindu customs for various phases of life.

Hindu customs for the various phases of life; birth, naming-ceremony, child receiving inst... Read More
 1 Apr 2013 Rare Paintings
A painting of a scribe, dressed in white kneeling on the ground - 1830

Painted in Panjab Hills
Painted on paper

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 1 Apr 2013 Rare Paintings
A scribe

Patna, India

Date: ca. 1826

Watercolour

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 31 Mar 2013 New Books
New Book:
Illustrating India: The Early Colonial Investigations of Colin MacKenzie (1784-1821)
By Jennifer Howes
Published by Oxford University Press - 2010

Colin Mackenzie, the first Surveyor General of India, left behind a massive collection of manuscripts and drawings gathered between 1784 an... Read More
 26 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
Painting; gouache and watercolour, Six figures depicting military uniforms, Tanjore, ca. 1830

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 26 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
Painting; gouache and watercolour, of three couples; potter, barber and washerman. Tanjore, ca. 1830

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 26 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
Painting; gouache and watercolour, Three couples; Two Kshatriya couples and a Gujarati couple , from a volume containing thirty folios depicting castes, occupations, methods of cultivation and processions, Tanjore, ca. 1830

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