Indian Drawings, Second Series, Chiefly Rajput.

Coomaraswamy, Ananda K.1877-1947.

Book ID: 8321


4to. 34 pp., 16 figures in text, 26 plates hors text, with tissue guards, addenda, cloth backed boards, lightly soiled and rubbed at spine, otherwise copy in very good condition, printed for the India Society, London at the Old Bourne Press, 1912.


Limited to 405 copies, of which this copy is No 319. Coomaraswamy was a Ceylonese philosopher and metaphysician, as well as a pioneering historian and philosopher of Indian art, particularly art history and symbolism, and an early interpreter of Indian culture to the West.
He wrote catalogues for the Museum of Fine Arts, and published his History of Indian and Indonesian Art in 1927. In 1933 Coomaraswamy’s title at the Museum of Fine Arts changed from curator to Fellow for Research in Indian, Persian, and Mohammedan Art.
Bibliographic reference: Creswell 998.

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