21 September 2000
Lucknow School, circa 1840
In the Zanana (ladies quarters)
pencil, pen and black in and watercolour, heightened with touches of bodycolour, watermark Fleur de lys, within the artist's pen and wash border, unframed
10½ x 17 in. (26.8 x 43.3 cm.)
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A troupe of female musicians perform to two hooka-smoking ladies of the Zanana in a palatial apartment overlooking the river, probably at Lucknow.
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