• The Ismail Merchant Collection auction at Christies

    Sale 5980

    The Ismail Merchant Collection

    7 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 139

    A Fraser Album Artist, 1815-1819

    Elephant and driver, probably from the Mughal Emperor's stable with a hunting howdar, including pistol, bows and a rifle

    Price Realised  

    A Fraser Album Artist, 1815-1819
    Elephant and driver, probably from the Mughal Emperor's stable with a hunting howdar, including pistol, bows and a rifle
    inscribed 'Maula Bakhsh' (in Persian, upper left) and further inscribed (centre left)
    pencil and watercolour heightened with bodycolour and gold
    12¼ x 16½ in. (31.1 x 41.9 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Malcolm R. Fraser; Sotheby's, London, 7 July 1980, lot 16.


    Literature

    M. Archer and T. Falk, India Revealed The Art and Adventures of James and William Fraser 1801-35, London, 1989, p. 110, pl. 98.