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    Sale 7615

    Art of The Islamic And Indian Worlds

    7 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 222

    PORTRAIT OF MUHAMMAD SHAH

    MUGHAL INDIA, CIRCA 1740

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    PORTRAIT OF MUHAMMAD SHAH
    MUGHAL INDIA, CIRCA 1740
    Gouache heightened with gold on paper, the Shah drawn in profile wears flowing white robe and bejewelled turban, necklace and belt, he sits on horseback against a leafy background, laid down between blue borders on gold speckled pink mount, the reverse with inscription that reads 'taswir-i Muhammad Shah Padshah'
    13¾ x 9 3/8in. (34.7 x 23.6cm.)


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