Group of six etchings or engravings of India including:
"The Taje Mah'l [The Taj Mahal] at Agra" From the book "The Oriental annual, or, Scenes in India" by the Rev. Hobart Caunter. Published by Edward Bull, London, 1834. Engravings from drawings by William Daniell and engraved by Joseph Lee.
"Capture of the King of Delhi by Captain Hodson" published by The London Printing and Publishing Company Ltd., ca. 1860.
A portrait of Bahadur Shah titled "Mahomed Suraj-oo-Deen Shah Gazee, Titular King of Delhi, born 1773 & proclaimed rebel King of Delhi May 11th 1857; dethroned and captured Sept. 20 1857; from a miniature painted on ivory by the portrait painter to the King of Delhi; a beautiful specimen of native art." Published by The London Printing and Publishing Company Ltd.
One hand colored engraving titled "The Golden Kiosk, in the Valley of Ambir." Illegibly signed in plate along the lower right.
One hand colored engraving titled "Temples in the Valley of Ambir" after Charles Laplante, ca. 1860s. Signed in plate along the lower right.
"Ruins of the Palace of Feroze, Plains of Delhi." Engraved by E. Therond after Charles Laplante. Signed in plate along the lower left and right corners.
Provenance: From the collection of Frederick and Catherine Asher, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Frederick M. Asher and Catherine E. Asher were prominent scholars in the field of Art History. Both dedicated their lives to the education of students, teaching for many years as professors at the University of Minnesota. They both had a passion for South Asian art, traveling extensively throughout India, Asia, and the Middle East. Selections from their travels and careers as avid art historians are offered in this auction. Their collection includes Indian jewelry, Japanese woodblock prints, an incredible slide collection, and much more.Sight ranges from 4 1/4 in to 8 1/2 in; width ranges from 5 1/4 in to 9 1/2 in. Framed; height: 10 1/2 in to 14 in; width ranges from 10 1/2 in to 15 in.
The coloration is bold and deep. There is undulation throughout all sheets. There are areas of discoloration and toning throughout all items. There is minute foxing throughout the images. To the print of Taj Mah'l there are creases and tears visible. All works are framed under a window mat. Framed under glass. There is wear to all frames.
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