London, South Kensington
3 April 2009
AN ENTHRONED RULER, POSSIBLY SHAH TAHMASP, BIKANER, INDIA, CIRCA 1820
Gouache on paper, the ruler shown wearing a gold embroidered green robe and hat and seated cross-legged on a throne with orange silk cushion, attendant at his side wearing a pink robe, with tree behind, blue sky above - 9 3/4 x 7 1/4in (24.5 x 18.5cm)
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