• Indian and Islamic Works of Ar auction at Christies

    Sale 5495

    Indian and Islamic Works of Art

    16 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 532

    AN EQUESTRIAN PORTRAIT OF RAJA AJIT SINGH BY LAL SINGH, PUNJAB, 19TH CENTURY

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    AN EQUESTRIAN PORTRAIT OF RAJA AJIT SINGH BY LAL SINGH, PUNJAB, 19TH CENTURY
    Gouache on paper heightened with gilt, shown under a parasol and holding a hawk, with inscription above and below, glazed and framed - 11 x 9in (28 x 23cm)


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    Ajit Singh was the ruler of Ladva. In the first Anglo-Sikh war he fought on the side of the Sikhs and evetually had his estates confiscated and was arrested.
    The artist [Thakur] Lal Singh worked at the court of Nabkha State. He illustrated M.A. Macauliffe's The Sikh Religion, Oxford, 1909

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