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    Sale 12471

    Arts of India

    26 May 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 43

    A PORTRAIT OF A MARATHA NOBLE

    GWALIOR, NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1865

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PORTRAIT OF A MARATHA NOBLE
    GWALIOR, NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1865
    Possibly Maharaja Jayaji Rao Sindhia (r. 1843-1886), opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, the figure seated against a bolster wearing a white jama with a shawl of honour over his legs, his head with elaborate red turban, within yellow and black borders
    16 5/8 x 12 3/8in. (42 x 31.5cm.)


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    Another very closely related portrait probably from the same series attributed to Gwalior circa 1865, which was formerly in the Binney Collection, depicts the Maratha general Ram Rao Phalke (R. Crill and K. Jariwala, The Indian Portrait, London, 2010, pp.168-169, n.50).

    Provenance

    Acquired before 1991.