AMAL-I NIDHA MAL" ON TERRACE WALL INDIA, OUDH, CIRCA 1750 " /> AMAL-I NIDHA MAL" ON TERRACE WALL INDIA, OUDH, CIRCA 1750 " /> Nidha Mal, A painting of an oudh Nobleman Reclining on a Couch by Moonlight , SIGNED "<I>AMAL-I NIDHA MAL</I>" ON TERRACE WALL INDIA, OUDH, CIRCA 1750 | Christie's
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    Sale 2024

    Indian and Southeast Asian Art

    16 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 477

    Nidha Mal, A painting of an oudh Nobleman Reclining on a Couch
    by Moonlight

    SIGNED "AMAL-I NIDHA MAL" ON TERRACE WALL
    INDIA, OUDH, CIRCA 1750

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    Estimate

    Nidha Mal, A painting of an oudh Nobleman Reclining on a Couch
    by Moonlight
    Signed "Amal-I Nidha Mal" on Terrace Wall
    India, Oudh, Circa 1750
    The prince wearing a sheer white jama over floral gold brocade pyjamas, holding a huqqa and reclining on a silver and gilt bed under a matching canopy, motioning to a singer and musician seated before him and surrounded by further attendants, the men wearing simple white and the women in sheer white angarkha over silver or gold pyjamas with matching odhni, all on a white marble parapet with a balustrade on both sides, a river with boats and a moonlit landscape in the distance, the full moon and silver start shining brightly above
    Opaque pigments, gold and silver on wasli
    9 x 13 1/8 in. (22.9 x 33.3 cm.), image
    10 3/8 x 14½ in. (26.4 x 36.8), folio


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    The same nobleman is identified as Shuja-ud-Daula in B. Schimtz, After the Great Mughals, 2002, p. 5, cat. no 4.

    Provenance

    Carter Burden Collection
    Sotheby's New York, 27 March 1991, lot 88
    Sotheby's New York, 16 September 1999, lot 148
    Sotheby's New York, 20 September 2002, lot 113


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE WEST COAST COLLECTOR