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 24 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
A Bishop and a teacher from the Malabar Coast, India. Watercolour drawing.

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 13 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
Wash drawing of a tomb at Rauza by an anonymous artist, dated 23rd September (probably 1849). This is one of 83 drawings (78 folios) mainly of landscapes and antiquities in the northem Deccan, made during a tour chiefly to Ellora, Rauza, Daulatabad, Aurangabad and Ajanta between September and Nov... Read More
 12 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
View of Rauza from cave temple of Jagannath Sabha, Cave 33, Ellora - 1849

Wash drawing of Rauza from the cave temple of Jagannath Sabha by an anonymous artist in 1849. This is one of 83 drawings (78 folios) mainly of landscapes and antiquities in the northem Deccan, made during a tour chiefly ... Read More
 12 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
Muslim mausoleum, probably at Rauza - 1849

Wash drawing of a Muslim tomb, probably at Rauza by an anonymous artist dated 22nd September (probably 1849). This is one of 83 drawings (78 folios) mainly of landscapes and antiquities in the northem Deccan, made during a tour chiefly to Ellora, Rauz... Read More
 10 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
A male member of William Fullerton's household seated on a European chair smoking a 'huqqa' and holding a sword and a 'lota'

Murshidabad, India

ca. 1760 - ca. 1764 (painted)

Gouache on paper

A man wearing a red 'lungi' or 'dhoti' is smoking a nargila, a sword under his arm and holds ... Read More
 10 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
A lady of William Fullarton's household seated on European chair, smoking a 'huqqa'

Murshidabad, India

ca. 1760 - ca. 1764

Opaque watercolour on paper

Style of Dip Chand, Murshidabad/ c.1760-3

These are two of a series of studies of members of his household and other native char... Read More
 6 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
Malhar Rao Holkar. Coloured lithograph.

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 6 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
Painting showing Jaswant Rao (Holkar) and Mihak Singh sitting with Jodh Singh, Lal Singh and Sahib Singh; representatives of the Phulkian rulers.

ca.1850, Sikh Style

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 6 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
Painting of Jaswant Rao (Holkar) in the centre, Ranjit Singh dressed in red to the left and Mir Khan smoking a pipe on the right, seated on a mat with attendants. The scene depicts one of the meetings which took place at the end of 1805, when Jaswant Rao Holkar, defeated at the battles of Fatehga... Read More
 6 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
Pheel Khana - Elephants' quarters, Holkar's camp - 1867

This chromolithograph is taken from plate 31 of William Simpson's 'India: Ancient and Modern'. The royal elephants of the Maharaja Holkar are being prepared for a ceremonial ride by their mahouts or handlers. They are caparisoned with rich ... Read More
 4 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
IRREGULAR CAVALRY
Bengal Irregular Cavalry

At first these units were called Local Horse and were raised by Europeans from volunteers who owned their own horse and equipment and were prepared to provide for themselves in the field. This was called the sillidar system. Sometimes a local leader ... Read More
 4 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
Lord Moira's European servants seated on an elephant - 1814

Watercolour of European servants on an elephant from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Mohumdy to Gheen Vol. V' produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1814-15. Marquess of Hastings, the Governor-Gener... Read More
 4 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
The Hastings' party's encampment outside Hansi - 1815

Watercolour of Lord Moira's encampment near Hansi from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Gheen to Delhi Vol. VI' produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1814-15. Marquess of Hastings, the Governor-General of... Read More
 4 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
The Fort at Hansi, the Union flag flying from the top - 1815

Watercolour of fort at Hansi from 'Views by Seeta Ram from Gheen to Delhi Vol. VI' produced for Lord Moira, afterwards the Marquess of Hastings, by Sita Ram between 1814-15. Marquess of Hastings, the Governor-General of Bengal and th... Read More
 3 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
'Method of attack with the musket when meeting the enemy head on', 1824 (c).

Rules for the Manoeuvres of the Hindustani Musket Cavalry. Watercolour on Oriental paper, by a Company artist, Delhi, 1824 (c).

Lieutenant-Colonel James Skinner's personal manual of cavalry manoeuvres was produced ... Read More
 3 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
The regiment formed in line, 1824 (c).

Gouache watercolour, provisionally attributed to the Company artist Naziradeem, inscribed in Persian 'nastaliq' script, 1824 (c).

One of three illustrations taken from 'The Book of rules for the Manoeuvres of the Hindustani Musket Cavalry formed by Col... Read More
 2 Mar 2013 Rare Paintings
An ear cleaner at work; by an unnamed Dehli painter, commissioned by Colonel James Skinner
Published: [Delhi], [ca. 1825]

Watercolour

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 20 Feb 2013 Rare BOOKS
Digital Rare Book:
Seventy-two Specimens of Castes in India (1837)

This is a manuscript titled "Seventy-two Specimens of Castes in India", which consists of 72 full-color hand-painted images of men and women of the various castes and religious and ethnic groups found in Madura, India at that tim... Read More
 20 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
A head with a background of mountains and palm trees.

Varanasi, India

Date: ca.1830

Watercolour on card, for use with mica

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 20 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
A Muharram figure: A Muslim worshipper with chauri and sword standing in front of a tazia.

Varanasi, India

Date: ca.1830

Painting on mica

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