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    Sale 7571

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    8 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 256

    A PRINCE AND A NOBLEMAN VISITING AN ASCETIC AT NIGHT

    MUGHAL, CIRCA 1700

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    A PRINCE AND A NOBLEMAN VISITING AN ASCETIC AT NIGHT
    MUGHAL, CIRCA 1700
    Gouache heightened with gold on paper, a prince wearing a gold brocade coat over an orange jama and his companion in white sit before a sage draped in a grey cloak over a beige tunic with his disciple in green to his side, on a wooden terrace outside a straw-thatched hut, on the horizon beyond a river, the palace gates, laid down between gold margins on buff card with black and white rules, mounted, framed and glazed
    8 7/8 x 6in. (22.2 x 15.2cm.)


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    This miniature is one of a group whose date is difficult to determine. Although some of the main features appear characteristic of the eighteenth century - such as the moon and the figures as each at each side of the foreground - it is more probably a picture of the Aurangzeb period.

    A similar miniature, formerly in the Ardashir Collection, was sold at Sotheby's, 13 October 2004, lot 21.

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    Provenance

    George P. Bickford, sold Christie's, London, 5 May 1977, lot 83