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    Sale 12471

    Arts of India

    26 May 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 51

    A PRINCE EXERCISING WITH A BOW

    LUCKNOW, NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1800

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    A PRINCE EXERCISING WITH A BOW
    LUCKNOW, NORTH INDIA, CIRCA 1800
    Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, the prince and a courtesan sit on a raised bed standing over a red carpet with gold foliage, he shoots an arrow at a lion, a female attendant standing behind them, a canopy raised above them, a lake in the background, laid down on gold-speckled pink card with floral illuminated margins
    Painting 7 7/8x 5½in. (20 x 14cm.); page 17¼ x 12½in. (43.6 x 31.8cm.)


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    Provenance

    Sotheby's, London, 10 & 11 October 1991, lot 789
    Sotheby's, London 30 April 1992, lot 292 (part lot)