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A Thakoor Dwaree.
A Thakoor Dwaree. Interior of Lata Kashmeeree Mul's House, Benares. Deii Pennates and Sacra in the Sanctum.
On Stone by L. Haghe. Drawn by Ja.s Prinsep Esq.r.
Day & Haghe Lith.rs to the King, 17 Gate St.
Lithograph. On india. Printed area: 215 x 260mm (8½ x 10¼"), with very large margins. Foxing in margins.
Plate 8 from James Prinsep's 'Benares Illustrated' it shows the interior of a sanctuary in house in Benares.
[Ref: 42749]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Commissioner Yeh.
Commissioner Yeh.
From a Sketch by Lieut.t Shearman, G. Bird. R.E.
Lithographed by Parish. Artist &.c Colchester.
Lithograph, rare. Sheet: 175 x 235mm (7 x 9¼"). Marking and some staining.
A slightly satirical portrait of Commissioner Yeh (1807-1859), a Canton official who fought British influence in the aftermath of the First Opium War and who was involved in the beginning of the Second. Yeh was often characterised as the embodiment of Chinese xenophobia. Yeh died as a Prisoner of War in Calcutta.
[Ref: 42615]   £260.00  
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[Two images of the execution of Sokichi.]
[Two images of the execution of Sokichi.]
[Photographs by Felice Beato.]
[n.d., c.1868.]
Two photographs and an engraved card description, each c. 110 x 150mm (4 x 6").
Sokichi, a 22-year old servant, was subjected to death by tied spread-eagled crucifixion and spearing for the killing of Mikisasuro, son of his master Nuiske, during a robbery. The upper image shows a close-up detail of the positioning of his body; the lower image shows a more general view of the place of execution, with an array of heads, laid out on tables, illustrating the practice of 'gokumon'. This was regarded as the severest of the beheading punishments, as the heads were skewered on specially constructed stands, displayed for several days before being thrown away. Felice Beato (1832-1909) took photographs during the Crimean War, India Mutiny and Second Opium War before moving to Japan in 1863, setting up a commercial studio in Yokohama.
[Ref: 42304]   £420.00   view all images for this item
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Kuddum Russool at Gour, Where they Shew the Print of their Prophet's Foot, in a Piece of White Marble.
Kuddum Russool at Gour, Where they Shew the Print of their Prophet's Foot, in a Piece of White Marble.
H.C. Delin.t. I. Moffat, Sculp.
[Published by James Moffat, n.d., c.1808.]
Aquatint, scarce. Watermark 'S.Wise & Patch 1806'. Plate: 365 x 510mm (14¼ x 20"), with large margins. Slight central vertical crease.
A view of the Qadam Rasul mosque in Gour, West Bengal from James Moffat's (1775-1815) series of aquatints 'Views at Gaur', published in 1808 in Calcutta, after drawings by Henry Creighton (1767-1807). Creighton's drawings and study pioneered the research into the medieval ruins of Gaur which had once been the ancient capital of the rulers of Bengal.
[Ref: 42501]   £580.00  
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Macao
Macao
C. Graham del. A.H. Payne sc.
Verlag der Englischen Kunstanstalt von A.H. Payne in Leipzig.
Steel engraving, sheet 180 x 235mm (7 x 9¼").
Prospect of the trading port of Macao (Macau), on the South China Sea; a sailing ship in foreground. Macao is now, along with Hong Kong, one of the two special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China.
Not in Chater Collection; for coloured impression see ref. 37024.
[Ref: 42254]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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