Durbar Hall at Osborne, designed by Bhai Ram Singh and Lockwood Kipling in 1890. © Bard Graduate Center, New York, photo by Bruce M. White
Rudyard Kipling’s bookplate ‘Ex Libris', Lockwood Kipling, 1909. © National Trust Images/John Hammond
Drawing of a wood carver, from a collection depicting craftsmen of the North-West Provinces of British India, Lockwood Kipling, 1870. Museum no. 0929:56/(IS). © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Lounge Suit (detail), made in India for the European market, 1860s. From lacma.org.
Description from the Liberty website: "Celebrating the hand-crafted medium of torn collage, the Constantine Liberty print guides us through an alluring Eastern world of enticing exotic flowers, tumultuous, tumbling oceans and the sun streaked skies of ancient India."
Walter Sickert, Bust portrait of the Maharajah of Bhavnagar, 1893. 19.2 cm x 24.6 cm. © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London. From artandarchitecture.org.uk.
18th-c. French East India Company kimono-style man's dressing gown, fabric from the Coromandel Coast, India, made for the Dutch market
Man's dressing gown, first half 18th century, painted and dyed cotton, fabric from the Coromandel Coast, India, and made for the Dutch market. From palaisgalliera.paris.fr.
Description from the Musée Galliera website, written by Pascale Gorguet-Ballesteros:
"Increasingly popular in the second half of the 17th century, cotton dressing gowns were known in France as indiennes, a reference to the Indian provenance of the painted and dyed fabrics imported by the French East India Company.
This kimono-style dressing gown testifies to the role played by Holland in the European craze for this kind of garment. Holland was the only country allowed to trade with Japan and the Shoguns customarily offered 30 kimonos to Dutch officials when trade treaties were signed. The ornamentation of this dressing gown mingles the pines and plum trees that were often associated with bamboo in evocations of the qualities of a gentleman. The 'Indian cotton' used was made in India for the Dutch market. The Dutch seem to have been particularly fond of this decor, as several examples are to be found in their museums. This dressing gown is proof that in terms of textiles and clothing, a successful pattern could go on being reproduced."
Fritz Lang's Der Tiger von Eschnapur (Le tigre du Bengale / The Tiger of Eschnapur), & Das indische Grambal (Le tombeau hindou / The Indian Tomb, or Journey to the Lost City), 1959, Germany/France/Italy, at Institut du monde arabe, Paris, June 14, 2
Jardins d'Orient: De l'Alhambra au Taj Mahal at the Institut du monde arabe, Paris, Apr 19-Sept 25, 2016
Description from the UN website:
'Did you know that India and Africa have a shared history in music, religion, trade, arts and architecture? When we think of the African Diaspora, most of us turn our attention to the array of images, cultures and histories of black men and women in the Atlantic world. However, many Africans travelled to India as traders and slaves, and then settled down to play an important role in India's vibrant history.
Some of them, like Malik Ambar in Ahmadnagar (in western India), went on to become important rulers and military strategists. Ambar was known for taking on the powerful Mughal rulers of northern India. Abyssinians, also known as Habshis in India, mostly came from the Horn of Africa to the subcontinent.
...The exhibit, which is on display until 30 March 2016, was organized by the Department of Public Information’s Remember Slavery Programme and presented in partnership with the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations.'
Edwin Lord Weeks (American, 1849-1903). The Old Blue-Tiled Mosque, outside Delhi, India, ca. 1885. Oil on canvas, 31 5/16 x 25 1/2 in. (79.6 x 64.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum. From brooklynmuseum.org.
2 American artists' India-inspired works from the 1980s at Sotheby's Contemporary Curated sale, 3 March 2016--Richard Tuttle, India Work, 1980, & Laurie Simmons, Tourism: Taj Mahal (2nd View), 1984
Richard Tuttle, India Work [Six Works], 1980, watercolor on paper, Each sheet: 15.2 by 11.4 cm. From sothebys.com.
Laurie Simmons, Tourism: Taj Mahal (2nd View), 1984, cibachrome print
40 by 60 in (101.6 by 152.4 cm). From sothebys.com.
Nikoo Paydar has a PhD in art history from the Courtauld Institute, London.