• The Ismail Merchant Collection auction at Christies

    Sale 5980

    The Ismail Merchant Collection

    7 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 120

    MONOGRAMMIST G.P.I.H., CIRCA 1905

    The Christmas party of the Princess of Wales in the Great Durbar Hall, 1905, Gwalior

    Price Realised  

    MONOGRAMMIST G.P.I.H., CIRCA 1905
    The Christmas party of the Princess of Wales in the Great Durbar Hall, 1905, Gwalior
    signed with initials and inscribed 'G.P.I.H. Gwalior' (lower centre) and with extensive inscription to the reverse
    pencil
    10¼ x 13 5/8 in. (26 x 34.7 cm.)


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    The present lot depicts a Christmas Party held at Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, as part of the official Royal visit of King George V and Queen Mary, then Prince and Princess of Wales, to India during the winter of 1905.

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    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Provenance

    with Spink, London.