Youth with a rose Deccan, circa 1680
Lot 312
A portrait of a prince holding a rose, wearing a blue turban and pink tunic, a jewelled dagger tucked into his patka Deccan, circa 1680
Sold for £5,400 (US$ 8,509) inc. premium

Lot Details
A portrait of a prince holding a rose, wearing a blue turban and pink tunic, a jewelled dagger tucked into his patka
Deccan, circa 1680
gouache on paper, mounted on a later album page with floral borders, framed
album page 315 x 250 mm.; miniature 97 x 60 mm.

Footnotes

  • Executed in the style of Shaykh 'Abbasi (given the title 'Abbasi' by Shah Abbas II), who flourished in Isfahan between 1650 and 1685. Both he and his son Muhammad Taqi travelled to India and were employed for a time at Golconda in the Deccan. For further discussion, see in particular M. Zebrowski, Deccani Painting, London 1983, pp. 195-99.

    Compare the distinctive style of the turban with some of those worn in a miniature entitled The Judgement of Solomon signed by Shaykh 'Abbasi, Isfahan, dated AH 1075/AD 1664, in the David Collection, Copenhagen (see K. von Folsach, For the Privileged Few: Islamic Miniature Painting from the David Collection, Copenhagen 2007, p. 179, no. 95); and a miniature depicting Shah 'Abbas II and the Mughal Ambassador, Isfahan, c. 1663, in the collection of the late Prince Saddrudin Aga Khan (now the Aga Khan Collection): see S. Canby, Princes, Poets and Paladins, London 1998, pp. 80-81, no. 53.
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