Thirty-eight drawings and watercolours, mostly from the Honner album
Lot 365
A group of thirty-nine various Indian paintings: seventeen portraits of ladies, courtesans and youths Northern India, circa 1820-50(39)
Sold for £480 (US$ 751) inc. premium

Lot Details
A group of thirty-nine various Indian paintings: seventeen portraits of ladies, courtesans and youths
Northern India, circa 1820-50
watercolours on paper pasted on to card, most with numerals in pencil below, apparently from the Honner album, 128 x 120 mm. and smaller; Radha and Krishna on a swing, Pahari, late 19th Century, gouache on paper, floral border, unframed, 198 x 140 mm.; Radha and Krishna on a terrace, Pahari, 20th Century, 163 x 111 mm.; Durga attacking a water buffalo, Pahari, 19th Century, drawing with some colour on paper, 176 x 211 mm.; Rama and Lakshman in a landscape, Delhi, late 19th Century, gouache on paper, framed, 112 x 103 mm.; devotees at a hermitage, Provincial Mughal, late 18th Century, 139 x 170 mm.; a falcon on a perch, Delhi, second half of 19th Century, mounted on an album page, 274 x 202 mm.; a hunter with a lion; a youth reading a book, in the Safavid style, both probably Delhi, early 20th Century, laid down on album pages, 362 x 262 mm. and smaller; a prince entertained by his harem, Delhi, 19th Century, drawing on paper, 274 x 156 mm.; a black stallion, Rajasthan, mid-19th Century, orange border, 108 x 141 mm.; four paintings of female servants, Tanjore, circa 1830, trimmed from larger paintings, 298 x 123 mm.; a background card from a set of mica paintings, Patna, circa 1860, 128 x 93 mm.; a portrait of a nobleman, Rajasthan, circa 1830, 63 x 39 mm.; six paintings of Hindu deities, North India, second half of the 19th Century
143 x 160 mm. and smaller(39)

Footnotes

  • The Northern Indian portraits, and some of the paintings of Hindu deities, appear to come from a dispersed album of studies collected by Augustus W. Honner, an officer in the Indian Army (1st Grenadiers), stationed in Bombay circa 1865. For other paintings from the album see, most recently, the sales in these rooms, 2nd April 2009, lot 197; 8th October 2009, lot 303; and 9th June 2010, lot 272.
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