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    Sale 7571

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    8 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 254

    THE LESSON

    MURSHIDABAD, MUGHAL INDIA, CIRCA 1740

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    THE LESSON
    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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    Provenance

    The Property of a Gentleman, Christie's London, 5 May 1977, lot 96