London, South Kensington
7 October 2009
A Fraser Album Artist, 1815-1819
Elephant and driver, probably from the Mughal Emperor's stable with a hunting howdar, including pistol, bows and a rifle
inscribed 'Maula Bakhsh' (in Persian, upper left) and further inscribed (centre left)
pencil and watercolour heightened with bodycolour and gold
12¼ x 16½ in. (31.1 x 41.9 cm.)
Malcolm R. Fraser; Sotheby's, London, 7 July 1980, lot 16.
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M. Archer and T. Falk, India Revealed The Art and Adventures of James and William Fraser 1801-35, London, 1989, p. 110, pl. 98.
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