An ascetic, probably Vasishtha, with a rudrakshamala (rosary) in his hand, sits on a tiger skin in a pavilion with a carefully rendered roof supported by slender pillars. His knees are held in place by a yogapatta (band tied around the knees). He wears a russet dhoti and ornaments made of rudraks...
A view of Government House and Esplanade Row, Calcutta, from the Maidan - 1830
Watercolour with a black painted border of a view of Government House and Esplanade Row from the Maidan at Calcutta, in West Bengal, by Shaikh Muhammad Amir of Karraya, c.1830. The image is inscribed in ink below, wit...
A GREY RACEHORSE AND GROOM
SIGNED SHEIKH MUHAMMAD AMIR OF KARRAYA, CALCUTTA, CIRCA 1842
Pencil, watercolour and gum arabic on paper, depicting a grey horse standing on a racetrack, his reins held by a groom, signed 'Shekh Mohammad Ameer , Calcutta at Karayah' in the lower right hand corner
By Divia Patel and Graham Parlett
- Drawing Space: Contemporary Indian Drawings
The expansion of Company rule in the eighteenth century was paralleled by the need for a greater knowledge and understanding of India, and large amounts of data were collected, categorised and...
Watercolour painting on paper of two dancing girls entertaining an Indian gentleman, who is smoking a huqqa, under a canopy. The dancing girls are accompanied by a group of musicians and are watched by a group of men sat on the floor around the seated Indian gentleman.
Watercolour painting with a pen and ink border of three men smoking opium. All three men are seated on the ground; the one on the far right wears only a loincloth and a white shawl. He has small tufts of hair on his head, and is in the process of smoking from the pipe. He faces the other two men ...