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Detail, Parsvantha from Oriental Memoirs, James Forbes, 1775, print on paper, Robert J. Del Bontà Collection, ELS2013.5.18
Detail: “Ein Sadhu, Un sadhu, A Sadhu, Un Sadhù, Martin Hurlimann, Screened photogravure on paper
In an English copy of Martin Hürlimann (1897–1984), India: the landscape, the monuments and the people (New York: B. Westermann Co., Inc., ca. 1928).
Robert J. Del Bontà collection
Detail, “The Fakir Praoun Poury”,
Hand-colored etching with aquatint on paper,
From an English copy of Frederic Schoberl (1775–1853), The World in Miniature: Hindoostan, vol. 2 (London: published for R. Ackermann, 1822), Robert J. Del Bontà collection, E974
“Fête du Feu” (Festival of Fire), Copperplate engraving with etching on paper, In a French copy of Pierre Sonnerat, Voyage aux Indes Orientales et a la Chine (Voyage to the Indies and China), vol. 1 (Paris: L’auteur, 1782), Robert J. Del Bontà collection
Detail, "Dancing Serpents", Hand-colored engraving with etching on paper
From an English copy of John Platts (1775–1837), The Manners and Customs of All Nations (London: Fisher, Son & Co., 1827), Robert J. Del Bontà collection, E1104
Detail, “Missionary influence or how to make converts”, Hand-colored aquatint with etching on paper
From an English copy of Quiz, pseud., The grand master; or, Adventures of Qui Hi? In Hindostan (London: printed by T. Tegg, 1816).
Robert J. Del Bontà collection, E1053
“Le dieu Siva au sein de sa famille” (The god Shiva and his family), Chromolithograph and letterpress on coated paper, From a set of twelve French trading cards, Histoire de L’ Inde (History of India) (Produits Liebig “Ameliorant la cuisine,” 1939), Robert J. Del Bontà collection, E207
Detail, “Nârâyana ou Vatapatrakai”, Hand-colored lithograph on paper,
From or after a French copy of J. J. Chabrelie, A. Géringer, Eugène Burnouf, and Eugène Jacquet, L’Inde Francaise (French India) (Paris: Chabrelie, 1827–35), Robert J. Del Bontà collection, E079