visit: royalasiaticsociety.org

Artwork


A chaitya on the summit of Mount Nagarjun, near Kathmandu.

Inscribed: The Chaitya on the Summit of Mount Nagarjun on the West confine of the Valley of Nepal. No 39.Watermark…


A Hindu temple, Patan.

This image may have been a preliminary sketch for the finished drawing by Raj Man Singh: see 022.019.From the collection…


A Khas’ (Khus) house.

Inscribed: A Khas’ House. No 43.Watermark dates the paper to 1841.From the collection of Brian Houghton Hodgson. Pencil and wash…


A Khas’ (Khus) house.

Inscribed: A Khas’ House near Bhim. Dunga in the Valley of Nepal No 44.From the collection of Brian Houghton Hodgson….


A Magar house.

Inscribed: A Magar House. No 45.Watermark dates the paper to 1841.From the collection of Brian Houghton Hodgson. Pencil drawing :…


A sketch of some Temples, probably at Kathmandu.

From the collection of Brian Houghton Hodgson. Pen and ink sketch : paper size: 30 x 43.4 cm, mount size:…


A square, probably at Kathmandu.

From the collection of Brian Houghton Hodgson. Pen and ink sketch : paper size: 31.3 x 42.7 cm, mount size:…


A street in Kathmandu

Inscribed: A street in Kathmandu. No 28.From the collection of Brian Houghton Hodgson. Pencil drawing : paper size: 30.3 x…


Bhim Sen’s country house in the European style at Gokarna, near Kathmandu

Inscribed: Bhim Sen’s Satal at Gokarna from the South. On the right bank of river Bagmati in the Valley of…


Chaityas at Svayambunath, Kathmandu

Inscribed: Various Chaityas on the Hill of Swayambhu Nath (Grouped ad libitum). No 3.Watermark dates the paper to 1841.From the…


Distant view of the city of Patan

Inscribed: Distant View of the City of Patan in Valley of Nepal Rice Fields in the foreground. No 1.From the…


Examples of chaityas to be found on Svayambunath with a drawing of a clay model found in a cave at Darjeeling.

Inscribed: Various Chaityas on Mount Swayambhu and one, the uppermost, taken from a clay model & votive offering procured in…


Panorama of Chobar ridge.

Inscribed: Ridge of Chobhar (Cho Vihar or the Convent on the hill) with the desicating(?) cleft therin through which the…


Temple and Chaitya at Patan.

Inscribed: Enclosure with temple & chaitya at Patan. No 19.Signed: Raj Man Singh.Verso: sketch of a Nepalese man.From the collection…


Temple of Avalokitesvara, Patan (now called Machchendra Nath).

Inscribed: Temple of Aryavalokiteswara in Tou Vihar at Patan in Nepal. (Date of erection unknown Raja Narendra Deva gave it…


Temple of Avalokitesvara, Patan (now called Machchendra Nath).

Inscribed: The Tougo Chiva or Maha Chaitya of Patan in the Valley of Nepal (a Mandala in front of Eastern…


Temple of Avalokitesvara, Patan.

From the collection of Brian Houghton Hodgson. Pen and ink sketch : paper size: 27.6 x 46 cm, mount size:…


Temple of Balkumari (?), Kwachhen, Patan.

Inscribed: The Kwachhe Dewal of Patan, (Sacred to the Ashthmatrikas Gunas. Repaired by Jugicha Kaji 742 Newar era & again…


Temple of Basu Deva on the Vishnumati river, with a plan.

Inscribed: Templa of Basu Deva on the Banks of the Vishnumati with a Padmakar Chaitya afore it. No 2.From the…


Temple of Bhimsen, Patan.

Inscribed: Temple of Bhim Sen in the City of Patan and Valley of Nepal. No 12.Signed: Raj Man Singh.From the…


Temple of Indrayani on the Vishnumati river near Kathmandu.

Inscribed: Temple of Indrayani on the Banks of the Vishnumati near Kathmandu with a Vihar in the distance & still…


Temple of Krishna and Radha, Patan.

Inscribed: Second view of the temple of Krishna at Patan. No 26. Watermark dates the paper to 1821.See 022.027 for…


Temple of Krishna and Radha, Patan.

Inscribed: Temple of Krishna at Patan in the Valley of Nepal. No 27.Signed Raj Man Singh.See 022.026 for another view…


Temple of Krishna and Radhan, Patan.

Inscribed: Ko Vihar of Patan in Valley of Nepal. Temple built by Sri Niwas Raja’s son in law Newar era…


Temple of Krishna, Patan.

This image is a preliminary sketch for the finished drawing by Raj Man Singh: see 022.027From the collection of Brian…


Temple of Kumbesvara, Patan

Inscribed: Temple of Kumbheswara in Patan called in Newari Kwonti. No 24.See: J.P. Losty, ”The architectural monuments of Buddhism’: Hodgson…


Temple of Lakshmi at Dhalche, near Patan.

Inscribed: Temple of Maha Lakshmi at Thache near Patan in the Valley of Nepal (Built by Bir Nar Narayan 821…


Temple of Mahadeva at Gokarna, near Kathmandu.

Inscribed: Temple of Gokarna in the Valley of Nepal from the North East. No 37.From the collection of Brian Houghton…


Temple of Narayan at Narayanhitti, Kathmandu.

Inscribed: Temple of Narayan at Narayanhitti near Kathmandu. No 29.Signed: Raj Man Singh.Watermark dates the paper to 1841.From the collection…


Temple of Vajra Jogini at Pulchok, south of Patan.

Inscribed: Temple of Vajra Jogini at Phulchok in the Valley of Nepal. No. 17.From the collection of Brian Houghton Hodgson….


Temple on the river Vishnumati, Near Kathmandu.

Inscribed: Temple on the Banks of the Vishnumati near Kathmandu. No 25.From the collection of Brian Houghton Hodgson. Pencil drawing…


Temples of Pashupatinath, near Kathmandu.

Inscribed: Temple of Pasu pati Nath on the Banks of the Bagmati in the Valley of Nepal, from the South….


The Asoka stupa, Langankhel, Patan

Inscribed: The Lagan thudo Chaitya at Patan with a temple of Bharaiva & Pati on same site. No. 23.Watermark dates…


The Asoka stupa, Teta, Patan.

Inscribed: The Teta thudo Chaitya of Patan (Built in Treta yuga says tradition that is, old out of record). No…


The Dattaraya temple, Bhatgaon.

Inscribed: Temple of Dattatri at Bhatgaon (a Lingakar Chaitya on the right). No 47.Signed: Raj Man Singh, Nepal.Watermark dates the…


The Dhansa Temple, Kathmandu.

Inscribed: The Bhu Bhandel or Dhansar of Kathmandu – Built by Partap Mall 778 of Nepal era = AD 1656….


The Durbar at Patan.

From the collection of Brian Houghton Hodgson. Pen and ink : paper size: 32 x 42.5 cm, mount size: 55…


The Durbar, Kathmandu.

Inscribed: Kathmandu Durbar.From the collection of Brian Houghton Hodgson. Pen and ink sketch : paper size: 26.1 x 43.4 cm,…


The Golden Gate of the palace of Bhatgaon.

Inscribed: The Lung Dhoka or Golden Gate of the Darber of Bhatgaon. Built Sambat 1818 Newari era 845. The Nye…


The Golden Palace at Bhatgaon.

Inscribed: The Darbar of Bhatgaon (The Nhaiken jyal & Lungdhoka & Lam pati on the right & near sides). No…


The Kasthamandapa, Kathmandu

Inscribed: Kashthmandap or Gorakhnath’s temple in Kathmandu: Built in reign of Lakshmi Nar Sinh 715 Newar era. [In pencil:] 249…


The Mahadeva temple, Patan.

Inscribed: Temple of Maha Deva at Hatka in Patan. No 11.Watermark dates the paper to 1841.From the collection of Brian…


The Monastery of Kathisambhu, Kathmandu.

Inscribed: The Vihar of Kathya Swayambhu in the City of Kathmandu with its various Chaityas & Mandala. No 32.Signed: Raj…


The northern Asoka Chaitya, Patan.

Inscribed: The I’pi Thudo Vihar & Chaitya at Patan in the Valley of Nepal. Built in the 1000th year of…


The Nyatapola temple, Bhatgaon.

Inscribed: The Gniato Polo temple of Devi at Bhatgaon. No 48.From the collection of Brian Houghton Hodgson. Pencil drawing :…


The palace at Bhatgaon.

Inscribed: The Nhaikan jhyal or Mirror Latticed gate of the Palace of Bhatgaon in the Valley of Nepal. No 31….


The stupa at Bodhnath, near Kathmandu.

Inscribed: The great Chaitya of Khasa Chit in the Valley of Nepal. No 38. (The small edifices of the foreground…


The stupa of Svayambunath, Kathmandu.

Inscribed: The Great Chaitya of Swayambhu Nath in Nepal with part of the Vihar. No 5.Signed in devanagari characters: ‘Raj…


The western Asoka chaitya, Pulchok, Patan.

Inscribed: The Thudo Chaitya of Palchak in the Valley of Nepal (near Patan). No 6.From the collection of Brian Houghton…


Three temples with explanatory key.

Inscribed: Temples of Tou Deo or Maha Deva(1); of Kotilingeswara(2); and of Tri Vikrama Narayana at Patan in Nepal(3). (1)…


Two chaityas at Svayambunath.

Inscribed: Two Chaityas & a Mandala on the summit of Mount Swayambhu in the Valley of Nepal. No 34. From…


Uba Gathi Cha Temple, Patan.

Inscribed: The Rudra Varna or Woku Vihar of the City of Patan in the valley of Nepal. Sacred to Lokeshwara…


View of Chief Court of Justice, and palace, Bhatgaon.

Inscribed: The Lam Pati or Chief Court of Justice at Bhatgaon, with Durbar Street & Temples on the left. No…


View of Svayambunath

Inscribed: Hill and Chaitya of Swayambhu Nath in the Valley of Nepal. No 9.Signed: Raj Man Singh.Watermark dates the paper…


View of the palace at Patan.

Inscribed: Part of the Palace at Patain in the Valley of Nepal. No 20.Watermark dates the paper to 1841.From the…


[RAS 01.001] Chinese Court of Justice in the hall of the British Factory at Canton, 9 April 1807

Chinese Court of Justice in the hall of the British Factory at Canton, 9 April 1807. Ca. 1810. Oil-on-paper: 72…


[RAS 01.002] A Qajar painting of two ladies

RAS 01.002. A Qajar painting of two ladies. One is seated holding a fruit in one hand and a glass…


[RAS 01.005] A Brahminy Bull

RAS 01.005. A Brahminy bull, ca. 1806. Oil on canvas: 42 x 57 cm. Presented by Richard Clarke, 7 July…


[RAS 01.006] Thomas Manning (1772-1840), Sinologist and mathematician.

RAS 01.006. Half-length portrait of Thomas Manning (1772-1840), Sinologist and mathematician. Oil on canvas: 76 x 63 cm. Presented by…


[RAS 01.007-01.008] Jamsetjee Bomanjee (1756-1821) and Nourojee Jamsetjee (1774-1860), shipbuilders

RAS 01.007-01.008 Jamsetjee Bomanjee (1756-1821) and Nourojee Jamsetjee (1774-1860), Parsi master shipbuilders. Ca. 1830. By an unidentified artist, J. Dorman…


[RAS 01.009] Bimala Churn Law (1892-1969), Indologist

RAS 01.009 Portrait of Dr Bimala Churn Law (1892-1969), Indologist. Signed: J.P. Gangooly. Probably given to the Society in 1947….


[RAS 01.011] William Lambton (1756-1823)

RAS 01.011 Half-length portrait of Lt. Col. William Lambton (1756-1823), Orientalist. Inscribed on plaque on frame: Painted AD 1822 at…


[RAS 01.013] Freya Stark (1893-1993), explorer and author.

RAS 01.013 Half-length portrait of Dame Freya Stark (1893-1993), seated in a chair, ca. 1934. Signed: Methuen Oil on canvas:…


[RAS 01.014] Madhu Rao Narayan, the Maratha Peshwa, with Nana Fadnavis and attendants

RAS 01.014 Madhu Rao Narayan, the Maratha Peshwa, with Nana Fadnavis and attendants, 1792. Oil on canvas: 228 x 190…


[RAS 010.001] Tomb of Muhammad son of Ibrahim Adil Shah II

[RAS 010.001] Tomb of Muhammad son of Ibrahim Adil Shah II, Bijapur, 12 December 1823. Inscribed on the front in…


[RAS 010.002] Tomb of Sheikh Latifu’llah Qadiri

[RAS 010.002] Tomb of Sheikh Latifu’llah Qadiri, Bijapur, 14 January 1825. Inscribed on the front in ink: View of the…


[RAS 010.003] Panorama of Bijapur

[RAS 010.003] A panorama of Bijapur, 17 January 1825. Inscribed on the front in ink: An original sketch of Beejapoor…


[RAS 010.004] Adil Shahi Dynasty of Bijapur

[RAS 010.004] The Adil Shahi Dynasty of Bijapur. Copy by an Indian artist, ca. 1825, after a C17th miniature depicting…


[RAS 015.001] March through the Kherigarh Pass

[RAS 015.001] March through the Kherigarh Pass, Kumaun, ca. 1814. Inscribed on the front in pencil: The Chereegaty Pass […]….


[RAS 015.003] Gurkha stockade

[RAS 015.003] Gurkha stockade near Bettiah, Bihar, 1814. Inscribed on the reverse in ink: No 16 by Lt J Harris…


[RAS 015.004] View near Amowa

[RAS 015.004] View near Amowa, Bihar, 1814 Inscribed on reverse in ink: No 17 Sketch of the country near Amowah…


[RAS 015.005] Gurkha stockade

[RAS 015.005] Gurkha stockade near Bettiah, Bihar. 1814. Inscribed on the reverse in ink: AD 1814 Stockade & Himalah range…


[RAS 015.006] Gurkha stockade

[RAS 015.006] Gurkha stockade near Bettiah, Bihar, 1814. Inscribed on the reverse in ink: ‘Sketch taken on the Bettiah frontier…


[RAS 015.007] Pre-Asokan Pillar

[RAS 015.007] The pre-Asokan pillar at Araraj, north Bihar, 1814. Inscribed on the reverse in ink: No 20 Amowah, north…


[RAS 015.012C] View of Hatras

[RAS 015.012C] View of the fort of Hatras, Rajasthan, 1817. In 1817 Marquess Hastings ordered an attack of this fort…


[RAS 015.013] Fort of Thalner

[RAS 015.013] Fort of Thalner, Khandesh, ca, 1817 Inscribed on the reverse in ink: ‘Sketch of the Fort of Taulnier…


[RAS 015.017] Fort near Jaipur

[RAS 015.017] Fort near Jaipur, Rajasthan, 1818 Inscribed on the front in ink: ‘West view of Mootes Dungree near Jeypoor…


[RAS 015.051] Muslim domed tomb

[RAS 015.051] Landscape view with Muslim domed tomb, ca. 1819 Watercolour: 13 x 17 cm By George Chinnery. Donated by Major-General…


[RAS 015.052] Landscape with Muslim domed tomb

[RAS 015.052] Landscape with Muslim domed tomb, 1819 Inscribed in ink on the reverse: Geo Chinnery 1819. Watercolour: 12 x…


[RAS 015.065] Indian Palanquin

[RAS 015.065] ‘Mohopah or Hindostanee Palanquine’ Part of an album of 36 watercolours and drawings illustrating costumes, customs, and castes…


[RAS 015.067] Cavalry Officer

[RAS 015.067] ‘An Officer of Col Gardiner’s irregular Cavalry’ Part of an album of 36 watercolours and drawings illustrating costumes,…


[RAS 015.145] Muharram ka Imambara

[RAS 015.145] Inscribed: ‘Mohommka Emambeirah’ Part of an album of 36 watercolours and drawings illustrating costumes, customs, and castes of…


[RAS 015.146] Ta’zia

[RAS 015.146] Inscribed: Tazeeah Part of an album of 36 watercolours and drawings illustrating costumes, customs, and castes of India,…


[RAS 02.003] Bust of Thomas Manning (1772-1840)

[RAS 02.003] Bust of Thomas Manning (1772-1840) Dated to ca. 1805 Plaster: 65 cm Presented by Rev Charles Manning, 1933….


[RAS 02.004] Bust of Sir Henry Worsley

[RAS 02.004] Bust of Major-General Sir Henry Worsley, 1838 Inscribed: W. Behnes Scr. London 1838, and on the plinth: Major-General…


[RAS 02.005] Head of Sir Richard Winstedt (1878-1966)

[RAS 02.005] Head of Sir Richard Winstedt, K.B.E., C.M.G. (1878-1966) Dated ca. 1930 Artist: Dora Gordine. Inscribed: Dora Gordine 1/4…


[RAS 02.006] Head of Sir Edward Denison Ross (1871-1940)

[RAS 02.006] Head of Sir Edward Denison Ross (1871-1940) Artist: Lionel Leslie. Date: ca. 1935 Bronze. Height 42 cm Ross…


[RAS 02.007] Bust of Brian Hodgson (1800-1894)

[RAS 02.007] Bust of Brian Houghton Hodgson (1800/1801-1894). Dated: 1844. Plaster. Height 72 cm A plaster copy of marble original…


[RAS 02.008] Bust of Henry Colebrooke (1765-1837)

[RAS 02.008] Bust of Henry Thomas Colebrooke (1765-1837), founder of the RAS. This bust was commissioned by the RAS in…


[RAS 02.009] Bust of George Noehden (1770-1826)

[RAS 02.009] Bust of George Henry Noehden (1770-1826) Dated: 1827. Inscribed: Richd. Westmacott 1827. Marble. Height: 75 cm. Noehden was…


[RAS 043.001] A Votive door god, offering wealth

[RAS 043.001] A Votive door god, offering wealth. He is a military figure, holding up flaming pearls, a symbol of…


[RAS 043.002] Randeng Daoren

[RAS 043.002] Randeng Daoren (?), a magician from the late Ming novel, Feng-shen yanyi. Possibly a pair with 043.007. 43…


[RAS 043.003] Votive door god

[RAS 043.003] A votive door god. In full armour, he wears the flags of a theatrical general, with a battle…


[RAS 043.004] Votive door god with bowl

[RAS 043.004] Votive door god holding up a bowl containing a scroll (for happiness) and other auspicious objects. 42 x…


[RAS 043.005] Votive door god offering wealth

[RAS 043.005] Votive door god offering wealth. Duplicate of RAS 043.001. 43 x 28 cm From a collection of 10…


[RAS 043.006] Door god, mounted on a horse

[RAS 043.006] Door god, mounted on a horse. He wears theatrical make-up, holds a jian (smooth) baton in one hand,…


[RAS 043.007] Randeng Daoren

[RAS 043.007] Randeng Daoren (?), a magician from the late Ming novel Feng-shen yanyi. See also 043.002. 35 x 23…


[RAS 043.008] Zhao Gongming

[RAS 043.008] The god Zhao Gongming (?), who took part in combat with Randeng Daoren in he novel Feng-shen yanyi….


[RAS 043.009] General on a horse

[RAS 043.009] An unidentified General on a horse, with an eight-cornered hat and theatrical flags. 35 x 23 cm From…


[RAS 043.010] A god in theatrical make-up

[RAS 043.010] A god, probably of wealth, in theatrical make-up. He wears court dress over armour. 34 x 22 cm…