I have a pair of Indian paintings,approx 8" x 6"(each one),mounted in one frame,probably from a book,one depicting scenes of men on horseback,and the other of men on black elephants. They look like oil on parchment. The detail and the colours are extraordinary. My mother was born in India,and her father was in the Indian army,so I'm sure they are original. Any idea as to their value,and where might be the best to sell them? Many thanks.
I was told they were taken from a book,then framed as a pair,yes. I could possibly find out more from my sister,who I'm seeing later today.
My sister didn't know any more about the pictures,other than that they are from a book with individually hand painted pictures on each page. Probably dating from around the time of Claudius Rich,first British survey of India,and envoy to Bagdad. Hope this helps!
Thanks.Glenda, I shall take some photos this weekend and send them on to you. Thanks.
I'm hoping you got the photographs I took of the Indian paintings. I sent them as an attachment to an e-mail,in reply to one of yours.
Glad you finally got the photographs! I don't know the age of these,but they are original oil paintings from the 19th Century. They are miniature paintings,size 8 1/2 " x 6 5/8" (217 x 168 mm). That is all I know,other than what I've said in my earlier messages.
They are mounted as a pair in a single frame.