18 October 2002,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,998
GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
Album of Thirteen Watercolours and Two Framed Watercolours
By a Punjab Artist, Lahore, circa 1860
watercolour heightened with gold on paper, 2 depicting Punjab and Sikh rulers, shown in pairs and seated on European style chairs, mounted, framed and glazed, 4 views of buildings and monuments and 9 showing occupations, original brown tooled morocco binding with stamped decoration, central panels reserved with lyres amid symmetrical floral motifs, flower sprays in corner panels, marbled paper covered doublures -- 26 x 20.5cm. (folios loose, some trimmed).
See Illustrations. (15)
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Compare to a similar album in the British Library, see Mildred Archer, Company Drawings in the India Office Library, London, 1972, pp. 217-221, Add. Or. 1397-1451.
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