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    Sale 7571

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    8 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 260


    UNIARA, CIRCA 1760

    Price Realised  


    UNIARA, CIRCA 1760
    Gouache heightened with gold on paper, a lady sits on a hilly bank wearing blue costume, green shawl and pink hat, holding in one hand a fishing rod and in the other the line, with a fish attached, duck and fish swim amongst waterlilies in the water in front of her and to her right lie the fish she has caught, between black, red and gold rules, the margins yellow with repeated floral motif, mounted, glazed and framed
    12½ x 8 3/8in. (31.7 x 21.3cm.)

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    This unusual depiction of a European lady can be comapred to a miniature of a European holding a bird on her raised hand attributed probably to late 18th century Bikaner (Indian Miniature Painting, exhibition catalogue, Madison, Wisconsin, 1971, no.185, pp.183-5). An almost identical composition was sold at Sotheby's New York, 14 November 2002, lot 22.

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