London, South Kensington
29 April 2005
EQUESTRIAN PORTRAIT OF EMPEROR AURANGZEB, DELHI SCHOOL, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
Finely painted in gouache heightened with gold on paper, inscribed above in gold nasta'liq, meandering gold flowers and foliage on a buff coloured border, the reverse with three lines of bold nasta'liq, dated AH 1129/1716 AD, on a floral ground within gold floral margins on a blue ground -- miniature 13¼ x 9 7/8in. (33.6 x 25cm.)
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