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    Sale 7571

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    8 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 252

    SUGRAI RAGINI

    HYDERABAD, CIRCA 1760

    Price Realised  

    SUGRAI RAGINI
    HYDERABAD, CIRCA 1760
    An illustration from a Ragamala series, gouache heightened with gold on paper, a prince and his mistress dressed in gold and orange, walk along a poppy-lined terrace towards a bed being prepared by a handmaiden in a white pavilion, green grass and trees beyond, laid down on board, small hole, mounted, framed and glazed
    9¼ x 5½in. (23.4 x 14.8cm.)


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    A very similar composition is found in Toby Falk and Mildred Archer, Indian Miniatures in the India Office Library, London, 1981, no.426XXVII, p. 513.

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    Provenance

    The Property of a Lady, Christie's London, 5 May 1977, lot 187


    Literature

    Cf. Edwin Binney 3rd, Mughal and Deccani Catalogue, Portland, 1973, No. 159, p. 178