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    Sale 7715

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    31 March 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 229

    ELEVEN MINIATURE PORTRAITS OF SIKH LEADERS OF THE PUNJAB

    SIKH, MID 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    ELEVEN MINIATURE PORTRAITS OF SIKH LEADERS OF THE PUNJAB
    SIKH, MID 19TH CENTURY
    Gouache heightened with gold on paper, each miniature of oval form depicting one of the Sikh ruler seated, mostly cross-legged, each on a gold throne on a blue floral carpet before an open curtain and floral spray, the reverse with identification inscription
    Each 2 7/8in. (6.9cm.) high (11)


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    The personalities depicted in these portraits include:

    Sher Singh (December 1807 - 16 September 1832)
    Kharak Singh (1801 - 5 November 1840)
    Nau Nihal Singh (9 March 1821 - 6 November 1840)
    Possibly Sher Singh Atariwala (exiled from the Punjab in 1849)
    Mul Raj (d. ca. 1850)
    Raja Dina Nath (d. 1857)
    Dost Muhammad Khan (23 December 1793 - 9 June 1863)
    Raja Lal Singh (d. 1866)
    Teja Singh (b. 14 May 1877)
    Ranbir Singh (August 1830 - 12 September 1885)
    Duleep Singh (6 September 1838 - 22 October 1893)

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