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 11 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
Illustration of Dhanvantari, God of Ayurvedic medicine.

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 11 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
'Man of the medical caste'

Ayurvedic medicine

Indian Watercolour

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 10 Feb 2013 Rare Paintings
Physician taking pulse; by a Delhi painter - 1825

Watercolour

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 25 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
View of Mecca showing the Kaaba.
Col J B J Gentil, Faizabad, ca. 1774.
Watercolour
Gentil Manuscripts.

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 25 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
Muslim festival at a tomb of a saint, Murshidabad, ca. 1795 - ca. 1805
Murshidabad, India
Painting; gouache.

This is one of a group of nine paintings. They depict a durbar (public reception) at the Murshidabad court, and various Hindu and Muslim festivals and religious scenes. A Murshidabad ... Read More
 25 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
Muslim festival scene: sacred objects being carried under a domed canopy, Tanjore, ca. 1800

Painting; gouache.

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 24 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
Painted in Tiruchirapalli, 1830

Gouache painting on paper, part of an album of seventy paintings of Indian deities. Viṣṇu reclines on the coils of the five-hooded Shesha (also known as Ananta). In his left hand he carries a bow, while his right hand supports his head. From Viṣṇu’s navel sprout... Read More
 24 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
Made in Tiruchirapalli, 1820-1830

Ink and wash drawing on European paper of the puja (worship) of Alagiyamanavala in the Tirumamani mandapa on Vaikuntha ekadashi festival. The puja is taking place in a pillared hall opposite a mandapa fashioned like a chariot drawn by two horses. Several priests... Read More
 24 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
'North side of Trichinopoly Fort and Rock different caste people washing in the Cauvery river.' - 1800

Gouache on paper

View of the Rock at Trichinopoly; in the foreground, an elephant is being washed and men and women are bathing, washing their clothes, and performing 'puja' in the Cauvery... Read More
 24 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
Painting; gouache on mica, The procession of Jemboonadasawmy, Trichinopoly, ca.1850

This picture comes from a set of 75 mica paintings in four albums. They depict Hindu deities and festival processions with decorated cars. They are mounted on paper with an 1851 watermark and appeared at the Gr... Read More
 23 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
Chedul Feast - Trichinopoly - when a man swings on a hook hung by the back - 1850

Gouache on mica

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 22 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
The Tomb of the Emperor Shah ‘Alam at the Qutb Minar -1843

[From 'Reminiscences of Imperial Delhi’, an album consisting of 89 folios containing approximately 130 paintings of views of the Mughal and pre-Mughal monuments of Delhi, as well as other contemporary material, with an accompanying man... Read More
 21 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
The tomb of the Emperor Shah 'Alam at the dargah of Qutb-Sahib at Mahrauli - 1815

Watercolour of tomb of Shah Alam 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... Read More
 14 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
Kurma avatar of Vishnu and the story of churning the ocean of milk - 1801

Pen and ink drawing of The Churning of the Sea of Milk, from an 'Album of 51 drawings (57 folios) of buildings, sculpture and paintings in the temple and choultry of Tirumala Nayyak at Madura. c.1801-05', by an anonymous... Read More
 8 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
'A Native of Garwhal', in the attitude of moving forward, 1908.

Oil on canvas by Gertrude Ellen Burrard (later Lady Gertrude) (1860-1928), 1908.

Gertrude Ellen Burrard accompanied her husband Sidney Burrard, an Indian Army Officer, around the Indian subcontinent during his time as Superinte... Read More
 8 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
Gunga, a Hindu from Oudh and a chaprassie (messenger) of No. 22 Astronomical Survey Party of which Captain S G Burrard was in charge, 1894.

Oil on canvas by Gertrude Ellen Burrard (later Lady Gertrude) (1860-1928), 1894.

Gertrude Ellen Burrard accompanied her husband Sidney Burrard, an Indi... Read More
 8 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
Hasan, our bheestie (water-carrier) at Simla, 1908.

Oil on canvas by Gertrude Ellen Burrard (later Lady Gertrude) (1860-1928), 1908.

Gertrude Ellen Burrard accompanied her husband Sidney Burrard, an Indian Army Officer, around the Indian subcontinent during his time as Superintendent on the... Read More
 8 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
Ganda Singh, a Sikh messenger of Colonel Wilmer's Topographical No. 14 Survey Party, 1894.

Oil on canvas by Gertrude Ellen Burrard (later Lady Gertrude) (1860-1928), 1894.

Gertrude Ellen Burrard accompanied her husband Sidney Burrard, an Indian Army Officer, around the Indian subcontinent d... Read More
 7 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
View of Amritsar - 1825

Watercolour of Amritsar in Punjab, by an anonymous artist in c. 1825. Inscribed on the front in Persian characters: 'Naqshah i qil'ah i Gobindgarh ya'ni Amritsar' (Picture of the fortress of Gobindgarh that is Amritsar); on the back in English: 'The Fort of Gobindgarh, ... Read More
 6 Jan 2013 Rare Paintings
Portrait of a Young Priest
By Ramaswamy Naidu
Signed, inscribed and dated 'R. RAMA SAMY NAIDOO TREVANDRUM 1877' (lower right)
Oil on canvas

Ramaswamy Naidu was a contemporary of Raja Ravi Varma and was the court artist of Travancore. Naidu was trained both in the traditional style and in... Read More