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    Sale 7571

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    8 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 251

    PORTRAIT OF A RAJA

    HYDERABAD, MID 18TH CENTURY

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    PORTRAIT OF A RAJA
    HYDERABAD, MID 18TH CENTURY
    Gouache heightened with gold on paper, the Raja sits, heavily bejewelled with pearls and emeralds and wearing a white jama over embroidered pyjamas, on a white rug on a terrace beneath an orange and green awning with a hookah before him and a manservant in attendance dressed in red, orange and white, fruiting trees beyond the palace wall, mounted, framed and glazed
    10 7/8 x 6 7/8in. (27.6 x 17.5cm.)


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    Provenance

    Sir Casson Walker, British financial advisor to the Nizam of Hyderabad, circa 1870-1900, later sold Christie's, London, 5 May 1977,(The Property of a Lady), lot 185