London, South Kensington
3 May 2001
Ghazi al-Din Haidar, King of Oudh
Deli, 19th Century
finely painted in watercolour on paper, the monarch sits in a chair in an interior, wearing ornate red and yellow fur-trimmed robes and crown, holding his sword in his left hand, an attendant stands behind, inscribed above -- 20.5 x 15cm, (good condition, very light smudging to border).
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The inscriptions identifying the king and his attendant read (L) shabih padshah oudh lucknow wala and (R) mutamed al-daula agh amir.
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