• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7751

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    6 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 283

    TEN MINIATURES FROM AN EPIC

    DELHI SCHOOL, INDIA, CIRCA 1800

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    TEN MINIATURES FROM AN EPIC
    DELHI SCHOOL, INDIA, CIRCA 1800
    Gouache heightened with gold on paper, each miniature executed in fine detail and bright colours depicting either bloody battle scenes, seated rulers in lavish settings, scribes at work, or figures in a landscape, some with lines of nasta'liq in columns or written on the diagonal around, all laid down between gold and polychrome rules on gold and polychrome floral illuminated borders, mounted, glazed and framed
    Largest miniature 5½ x 3¼in. (13.2 x 8.1cm.); folio 7¾ x 4¾in. (19.8 x 12cm.)


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