London, South Kensington
12 October 2000
India or Iran, circa 18th century
gouache heightened with gold on paper, in a courtyard a young prince sits cross-legged on a carpet holding a book in his left hand, an older man kneels before him holding out a friut in his right hand, an attendant sits behind, two lines of applied calligraphy above, gold and blue flowering vine border, on buff leaf, mounted, framed and glazed, (a few patches of light flaking, light spotting and smudging to borders) - 38 x 27cm.
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