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

[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] Panorama of Bijapur

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

[RAS 015.001] March through the Kherigarh Pass
[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

[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

[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

[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

[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] 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 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

[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

[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] 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

[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] 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] 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] 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] Ta’zia

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

[RAS 043.001] A Votive door god, offering wealth
[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

[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] 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 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

[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

[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

[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] 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] 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 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…

[RAS 053.001] Dara Shikoh
[RAS 053.001] Dara Shikoh

[RAS 053.001] An equestrian portrait of Prince Dara Shikoh as a young man. By Chitarman, ca. 1640. Gouache: 31 x…

[RAS 053.002] Jahangir
[RAS 053.002] Jahangir

[RAS 053.002] Portrait of the Emperor Jahangir seated on a throne holding a sarpesh, ca. 1720-40 Gouache on paper: 21…

[RAS 053.003] Layla and Majnun
[RAS 053.003] Layla and Majnun

[RAS 053.003] Layla reading to Majnun who sits under a tree by a lotus pool, ca. 1720-40. Gouache on paper,…

[RAS 053.005] Visiting an ascetic
[RAS 053.005] Visiting an ascetic

[RAS 053.005] Two women in Mughal dress with two female attendants and one male, visiting a female Hindu ascetic in…

[RAS 053.006] Pupil and teacher
[RAS 053.006] Pupil and teacher

[RAS 053.006] A royal pupil and teacher with attendants on a garden terrace; another master and pupil in the foreground….

[RAS 053.007] Aurangzeb spears an elephant
[RAS 053.007] Aurangzeb spears an elephant

[RAS 053.007] Prince Aurangzeb spears a mast elephant in the presence of his fathers and brothers. Watercolour with some body…

[RAS 053.008] Simurgh carries off baby elephants
[RAS 053.008] Simurgh carries off baby elephants

[RAS 053.008] The Simurgh carries off baby elephants from a herd while a dragon coiled about the tree breathes flames…

[RAS 053.009] Girl vina player
[RAS 053.009] Girl vina player

[RAS 053.009] A lady listening to a girl vina player on a lakeside terrace with her pet fawn and tortoise…

[RAS 077.001, 101] Fuwa Banzayemon in Nagoya obi
[RAS 077.001, 101] Fuwa Banzayemon in Nagoya obi

[RAS 077.01, 101] Ichikawa Yebizo (Danjuro VII) as Fuwa Banzayemon in Nagoya obi. Kunisada. 1836. Click on the following image…

[RAS 077.001, 102] Nagoya Sanza
[RAS 077.001, 102] Nagoya Sanza

[RAS 077.001, 102] Onoye Kikuguro III as Nagoya Sanza in Nagoya obi. Kunisada. 1836. Click on the following image to…

[RAS 077.001, 104] Temman-ya O-Hatsu
[RAS 077.001, 104] Temman-ya O-Hatsu

[RAS 077.001, 104] Iwai Shijaku (Hanshiro VII) as Temman-ya O-Hatsu in Nagoya obi. Kunisada. 1836. Click on the following image…

[RAS 077.001, 105] Saito Ichiro Sanemori
[RAS 077.001, 105] Saito Ichiro Sanemori

[RAS 077.001, 105] Ichikawa Yebizo (Danjuro VII) as Saito Ichiro Sanemori in Nunobiki. Kunisada. 1833. Click on the following image…

[RAS 077.001, 106] Girl with a basket of flowers
[RAS 077.001, 106] Girl with a basket of flowers

[RAS 077.001, 106] Bando Mitsugoro III as a girl with a basket of flowers. Kunisada. ca. 1830. Click on the…

[RAS 077.001, 107] O-Matsuri Sashichi
[RAS 077.001, 107] O-Matsuri Sashichi

[RAS 077.001, 107] Onoye Kikugoro III as O-Matsuri Sashichi in Soga no oyose. Kunisada. 1829. Click on the following image…

[RAS 077.001, 108] O-Koma of Shiroki-ya
[RAS 077.001, 108] O-Koma of Shiroki-ya

[RAS 077.001, 108] Iwai Shijaku (Hanshiro VII) as O-Koma of Shiroki-ya. Kunisada. ca. 1830. Click on the following image to…

[RAS 077.001, 109-110] Arashishi Otokonosuke and Nikki Danjo
[RAS 077.001, 109-110] Arashishi Otokonosuke and Nikki Danjo

[RAS 077.001, 109-110] Ichikawa Yebizo (Danjuro VII) as Arashishi Otokonosuke and Ichikawa Danzo V as Nikki Danjo. Diptych. Scene from…

[RAS 077.001, 111-112] Musha Mitsuhide drawing his sword
[RAS 077.001, 111-112] Musha Mitsuhide drawing his sword

[RAS 077.001, 111-112] Arashi Rikwan as Musha Mitsuhide drawing his sword as he is attacked with a bamboo spear by…

[RAS 077.001, 116-118] The Wrestlers
[RAS 077.001, 116-118] The Wrestlers

[RAS 077.001, 116-118] Ichikawa Kuzo (Danzo VI) as the wrestler Tetsugadake listening outside, Ichimura Uzayemon XII as O-Toki with a…

[RAS 077.001, 119-121] O-Toki in a palanquin with two bearers
[RAS 077.001, 119-121] O-Toki in a palanquin with two bearers

[RAS 077.001, 119-121] Ichimura Uzayemon XII as O-Toki in a palanquin with two bearers. Triptych. Kunisada. 1839. Click on the…

[RAS 077.001, 122-123] Oyaka Taro Mitsukuni confronts Kisaragi
[RAS 077.001, 122-123] Oyaka Taro Mitsukuni confronts Kisaragi

[RAS 077.001, 122-123] Ichimura Uzayemon XII as Oyaka Taro Mitsukuni confronts Ichikawa Kuzo as the courtesan Kisaragi (really Takiyasha-hime, daughter…

[RAS 077.001, 124] A demonstration of the ‘ken’ game
[RAS 077.001, 124] A demonstration of the ‘ken’ game

[RAS 077.001, 124] Three actors demonstrating the ‘ken’ game of hand gestures, with instructions above illustrated by small figures. Kunisada….

[RAS 077.001, 125-127] Servants with a sake-cup, kettle and a rake
[RAS 077.001, 125-127] Servants with a sake-cup, kettle and a rake

[RAS 077.001, 125-127] Ichikawa Kuzo as a servant holding a sake-cup, Sawamura Tossho as a female servant with a sake-kettle,…

[RAS 077.001, 128-132] Five gallant men
[RAS 077.001, 128-132] Five gallant men

[RAS 077.001, 128-132] Five gallant men, favourite dramatic characters, in a bamboo-grove in the snow. Pentaptych. Kunisada. ca. 1840. Click…

[RAS 077.001, 133-135] Forging the sword-blade
[RAS 077.001, 133-135] Forging the sword-blade

[RAS 077.001, 133-135] Forging the sword-blade, a scene from Usuyuki. Triptych. Kunisada. 1839. Click on the following image to open…

[RAS 077.001, 136-138] Shinagawa scene
[RAS 077.001, 136-138] Shinagawa scene

[RAS 077.001, 136-138] Shinagawa scene from Go-ju-san tsugi, Inaba no Suke stretching a cord, O-Hime, wife of Yoritomo, and Shimidzu…

[RAS 077.001, 139-141] Snow scene
[RAS 077.001, 139-141] Snow scene

[RAS 077.001, 139-141] Actors portraying O-Yuki in the snow with an ox outside a bamboo gate, Miyamoto Musashi wielding two…

[RAS 077.001, 142-144] Issun Tokubei holding out a sandal
[RAS 077.001, 142-144] Issun Tokubei holding out a sandal

[RAS 077.001, 142-144] Actors portraying Issun Tokubei holding out a sandal, Danshichi Kurobei with folded arms, and the latter’s wife…

[RAS 077.001, 145-146] River-bank scene
[RAS 077.001, 145-146] River-bank scene

[RAS 077.001, 145-146] River-bank scene from Iwai-uta Soga no kaomise, with actors portraying the girl Jurokuyo and Inada Kozo, hand…

[RAS 077.001, 147-148] New place, Osaka
[RAS 077.001, 147-148] New place, Osaka

[RAS 077.001, 147-148] Title on four lanterns above, Naniwa shinji, ‘New place, Osaka’. Actors in mufti greeting one another on…

[RAS 077.001, 149] Courtesan by a low screen
[RAS 077.001, 149] Courtesan by a low screen

[RAS 077.001, 149] Courtesan by a low screen: view of Matsuchiyama temple buildings. Sadafusa. ca. 1830. Click on the following…

[RAS 077.001, 150] Girl adjusting her hair-pin
[RAS 077.001, 150] Girl adjusting her hair-pin

[RAS 077.001, 150] Girl adjusting her hair-pin. Sadafusa. ca. 1830. Click on the following image to open a full-screen view:

[RAS 077.001, 151] Girl with a roll of cloth
[RAS 077.001, 151] Girl with a roll of cloth

[RAS 077.001, 151] Girl with a roll of cloth; view at Uyeno, with a tea-house on a hill overlooking the…

[RAS 077.001, 152] Girl with an open fan
[RAS 077.001, 152] Girl with an open fan

[RAS 077.001, 152] ‘Scenery of the Eastern Capital’. Girl with an open fan. Sadafusa. ca. 1830. Click on the following image…

[RAS 077.001, 153] Girl by a palanquin
[RAS 077.001, 153] Girl by a palanquin

[RAS 077.001, 153] Girl by a palanquin. Sadafusa. ca. 1830. Click on the following image to open a full-screen view:

[RAS 077.001, 154] Girl carrying a bundle
[RAS 077.001, 154] Girl carrying a bundle

[RAS 077.001, 154] Girl carrying a bundle. Sadafusa. ca. 1830. Click on the following image to open a full-screen view:

[RAS 077.001, 155] Girl on bench with baby
[RAS 077.001, 155] Girl on bench with baby

[RAS 077.001, 155] Girl on bench with baby, with flowers behind. Yeisen. ca. 1830. Click on the following image to…

[RAS 077.001, 156] Fukusuke seated with a fan
[RAS 077.001, 156] Fukusuke seated with a fan

[RAS 077.001, 156] A figure of Fukusuke, the big-headed good luck character, seated with a fan, his features made up…

[RAS 077.001, 157] Ichikawa Kuzo bows to the audience
[RAS 077.001, 157] Ichikawa Kuzo bows to the audience

[RAS 077.001, 157] Ichikawa Kuzo bows to the audience on the occasion of taking the name and title of Ichikawa…

[RAS 077.001, 158-159] Courtesan handing a pipe to a blind man
[RAS 077.001, 158-159] Courtesan handing a pipe to a blind man

[RAS 077.001, 158-159] Actors portray the courtesan Segawa of Matsuba-ya handing a pipe to the blind Kiriyama Kengyo, observed from…

[RAS 077.001, 160-161] Assault on a moonlight shore
[RAS 077.001, 160-161] Assault on a moonlight shore

[RAS 077.001, 160-161] Actors portray Go-i-ya Kyonosuke intervening as Kijin no Jimpachi attacks O-Yaye. Diptych. Kunisada. 1856. Click on the…

[RAS 077.001, 162-163] Yasuke and O-Sato
[RAS 077.001, 162-163] Yasuke and O-Sato

[RAS 077.001, 162-163] Actors portray Yasuke (really Koremori) and O-Sato of the sushi-ya, in an interior. Diptych. Kunisada. 1856. Click…

[RAS 077.001, 164-166]
[RAS 077.001, 164-166]

[RAS 077.001, 164-166] Kageikyo holds a Minamoto family banner with Nisaku (really Miho Tanishiro) with his daughter O-Yama (really Hatsushimo,…

[RAS 077.001, 167-168] O-Sone hands a sword to her husband
[RAS 077.001, 167-168] O-Sone hands a sword to her husband

[RAS 077.001, 167-168] Actors portay O-Sone handing a sword to her husband, Suke-ichi. Diptych. Kunisada. 1856. Click on the following…

[RAS 077.001, 169-170] A confrontation at night
[RAS 077.001, 169-170] A confrontation at night

[RAS 077.001, 169-170] Actors portray Chichibu Shoji Shigetada confronting Akoya, mistress of Kagekiyo, and his daughter Kosakura, at night. Diptych….

[RAS 077.001, 171-172] O-Toki clutches the sword-scabbard of Tomoyuki, with a ghost
[RAS 077.001, 171-172] O-Toki clutches the sword-scabbard of Tomoyuki, with a ghost

[RAS 077.001, 171-172] Actors portraying O-Toki clutching the sword-scabbard of Iga no Kotaro Tomoyuki, who holds a scroll; with the…

[RAS 077.001, 176-178] River scene
[RAS 077.001, 176-178] River scene

[RAS 077.001, 176-178] Actors portray Furute-ya Jinzo on a boat with drawn sword running into a house-boat with the geisha…

[RAS 077.001, 182-183] The warrior-monk and the foxman
[RAS 077.001, 182-183] The warrior-monk and the foxman

[RAS 077.001, 182-183] Actors portray Yokogawa Kakuhan the warrior-monk and the Foxman Genkuro, grasping a sword and backed by a…

[RAS 077.001, 199] The brigand woman O-Cho
[RAS 077.001, 199] The brigand woman O-Cho

[RAS 077.001, 199] Onoye Kikugoro IV as the brigand woman O-Cho, seated bound in a small palanquin. Kunisada. 1856. Click…

[RAS 077.001, 200] Isami Hidenosuke on the snow-covered bank of a river
[RAS 077.001, 200] Isami Hidenosuke on the snow-covered bank of a river

[RAS 077.001, 200] Isami Hideonsuke(?) on the snow-covered bank of a river holding his pipe and tobacco-pouch. Kunisada. 1856. Click…