8 April 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 7,500
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
MURSHIDABAD, MUGHAL INDIA, CIRCA 1740
Gouache heightened with gold on paper, a mullah sitting on a terrace with a grey shawl draped over his cream robes, teaches the art of calligraphy to a princess finely dressed in a gold brocade coat and seated against a gold cushion with a gold pen-case beside her, her fellow pupils sit around her, turquoise border with gold floral illumination, slight staining, mounted, framed and glazed
6½ x 5 1/8in. (16.4 x 13cm.)
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