Imagery of an India that isn’t coming back, taken from Thomas Daniell’s “Oriental Scenery. Twenty Four Views In Hindoostan” which came out between 1795 and 1807. Collections of the Royal Academy, London.

“The Baolee, at Ramnagur.” 1801. British. Hand-colored aquatint. Drawn by Thomas Daniell and engraved by him and his brother William. Image © Royal Academy of Arts, London. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/work-of-art/the-baolee-at-ramnagur
“View from the ruins of the fort of Currah, on the river Ganges.” 1801. British. Hand-colored aquatint. Drawn by Thomas Daniell and engraved by him and his brother William. Image © Royal Academy of Arts, London. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/work-of-art/view-from-the-ruins-of-the-fort-of-currah-on-the-river-ganges


“View of Mutura, on the river Jumna.” 1801. British. Hand-colored aquatint. Drawn by Thomas Daniell and engraved by him and his brother William. Image © Royal Academy of Arts, London. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/work-of-art/view-of-mutura-on-the-river-jumna

More from the “Memorials of the Jeypore Exhibition 1883,” which is one of a set of four volumes that was authored by Thomas Holbein Hendley and commissioned by the visionary Mahārāja of Jaipur. These plates from Volume I.

“Portions of a Khyber Knife,’Chhuri’: Handle, ebony; Sheath, brass; Mounts, enamel on silver. Armoury of H. H. The Mahārāja of Alwar, Rājpūtānā.” Page 87. Drawn by Lachkmi Narain, Brahman. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/memorialsofjeypo00hend/page/87/mode/2up
“Daggers. ‘Peshkbaz’: Handles, all jade. 1. Sheath covered with red velvet. 2. Sheath covered with green velvet. 3. Sheath covered with red velvet. 1. 2. 4. Jeypore Armoury. 3. Thākur Fateh Singh, Jeypore. 1. 2. 4. Drawn by Narayan, carpenter. 3. Drawn by Raghnāth, Potter.” Page 97. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/memorialsofjeypo00hend/page/97/mode/2up
“Powder flask: Buffalo horn and ivory. The cap is carved with figures. Siva riding on the bull Nāndi, and Pārvati (the goddess Dūrga, Kāli, etc.) mounted on her vehicle – the Tiger. 2. The same Flask (side view) on a reduced scale. Armoury of H. H. The Mahārāja of Jeypore, Rājpūtānā. Drawn by Murli, Carpenter. Page 105. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/memorialsofjeypo00hend/page/105/mode/2up

Plates from the “Memorials of the Jeypore Exhibition 1883,” which is one of a set of four volumes that was authored by Thomas Holbein Hendley and commissioned by the visionary Mahārāja of Jaipur. These images from Volume I.

“1. Crutch and part of Staff of Maharája Mán Singh of Jeypore (Died AD 1615). Jade set with gems, and gold enamel. 2. Ornamentation of the Staff shewn (sic) in detail. Page 76. Plate I. Drawn by Rákhi Shand, Múrli. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/memorialsofjeypo00hend/page/76/mode/2up
“Designs for Modern Enamel. 1. Three plaques of Pertabgarh quasi-enamel. 2. A salver of Jeypore gold enamel. 3. Three plaques of Múltán silver enamel. The remaining illustrations are of Jeypore enamel.” Page 78. Plate II. Drawn by Rám Buksh, School of Art, Jeypore. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/memorialsofjeypo00hend/page/78/mode/2up
“1. Portion of a Sword and Scabbard, 30 years old Hilt, steel inlaid with gold wire; Scabbard, wood covered with green velvet. Mounts, Gold enamel. Armoury of H.H. The Mahārāja of Ulwar, Rājputāna.” Page 80. Plate III. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/memorialsofjeypo00hend/page/80/mode/2up
“1. Knife “Chhuri”; Hilt, silver enameled; probably Turkish. 2 and 3. Dagger “Peshkbaz”; Handle, bone; Sheath, wood covered with red velvet; Mounts, silver enamel. Armoury of H.H. The Mahārāja of Jeypore.” Page 84. Plate V. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/memorialsofjeypo00hend/page/84/mode/2up

Watercolors of an older India that isn’t coming back. 1810-1822. Sita Ram, watercolorist, who flourished from 1810-1822 and left some wonderful art.

"The Mughal Shalimar Gardens north of Delhi," from "Views by Seeta Ram from Gheen to Delhi' Volume VI. 1815. Watercolor.
“The Mughal Shalimar Gardens north of Delhi,” from “Views by Seeta Ram from Gheen to Delhi'” Volume VI. 1815. Watercolor. Image © The British Library Board. Fair use license. via http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/apac/addorimss/t/019addor0004807u00000000.html

Hurdwar from the East
“Haridwar and the Beginnings of the Ganges” (Hurdwar from the East) from “Views by Seeta Ram from Mohumdy to Gheen Vol. V.” 1814-15. Watercolor. Image © The British Library Board. Fair use license. via http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/apac/addorimss/h/019addor0004780u00000000.html

"Illuminations and fireworks round Mr. Donnithorne's park, Fatehgarh," from "Views by Seeta Ram from Agra to Barrackpore." 1815.
“Illuminations and fireworks round Mr. Donnithorne’s park, Fatehgarh,” from “Views by Seeta Ram from Agra to Barrackpore.” 1815. Watercolor. Image © The British Library Board. Fair use license. via http://explore.bl.uk/primo_library/libweb/action/display.do?tabs=moreTab&ct=display&fn=search&doc=MBogi55273&indx=28&recIds=MBogi55273&recIdxs=7&elementId=7&renderMode=poppedOut&displayMode=full&frbrVersion=&vl(2084770706UI0)=any