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    Sale 7571

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    8 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 253

    A PRINCESS ON A SWING

    HYDERABAD, CIRCA 1760

    Price Realised  

    A PRINCESS ON A SWING
    HYDERABAD, CIRCA 1760
    Gouache heightened with gold on paper, a princess richly dressed in a red robe edged with gold sits on a swing on a white terrace decorated with flowerpots, behind her stand two handmaidens in attendance, red poppies grow beyond the balustrade, two corners restored, mounted, framed and glazed
    11 x 7in. (28 x 18cm.)


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    This work has also been attributed to Shorapur, a small Deccani state, to which paintings were first assigned in 1937 by Dr. Stella Kramrisch in her Survey of Painting in the Deccan (London, 1937, pp. 183 and 227). For a further discussion of the attribution of miniatures to Shorapur see Edwin Binney 3rd, The Mughal and Deccani Schools, Portland, 1973, no. 173, p. 186.

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    Provenance

    The Property of a Lady, Christie's, London, 5 May 1977, lot 192