Indian School (18th century)? Madonna and Child? 17 x 9cm
Lot 247
Lucknow, India, circa 1760, attributed to Mir Kalan Khan The Madonna and Child worshipped in a landscape, female attendants nearby, a landscape beyond, after a European print, in a modern mount simulating a contemporary album page with gold-sprinkled borders gouache and gold on paper 17 x 9cm
Sold for £4,250 (US$ 6,650) inc. premium

Lot Details
Lucknow, India, circa 1760, attributed to Mir Kalan Khan The Madonna and Child worshipped in a landscape, female attendants nearby, a landscape beyond, after a European print, in a modern mount simulating a contemporary album page with gold-sprinkled borders gouache and gold on paper 17 x 9cm Lucknow, India, circa 1760, attributed to Mir Kalan Khan The Madonna and Child worshipped in a landscape, female attendants nearby, a landscape beyond, after a European print, in a modern mount simulating a contemporary album page with gold-sprinkled borders gouache and gold on paper 17 x 9cm Lucknow, India, circa 1760, attributed to Mir Kalan Khan The Madonna and Child worshipped in a landscape, female attendants nearby, a landscape beyond, after a European print, in a modern mount simulating a contemporary album page with gold-sprinkled borders gouache and gold on paper 17 x 9cm
Lucknow, India, circa 1760, attributed to Mir Kalan Khan
The Madonna and Child worshipped in a landscape, female attendants nearby, a landscape beyond,
after a European print, in a modern mount simulating a contemporary album page with gold-sprinkled borders
gouache and gold on paper
17 x 9cm

Footnotes

  • Mir Kalan Khan was a mid-18th Century artist trained in Delhi or the Deccan and it was at one of these places that he was much influenced by the engravings of the Dutch and Flemish masters that were brought from Europe to India as gifts from the reign of the Mughal Emperor Akbar onwards. Mir Kalan Khan later moved to Lucknow and Faizabad, establishing this particular style, which is almost unique to himself, from around 1760. The central figure kneeling before the Madonna and Child was probably the patron of the European original. It was common practice in European painting to include the patron in the composition.

    For further references to Mir Kalan Khan see:
    E. Binney, 'The Mughal and Deccani Schools: Indian Miniature Painting from the Collection of Edwin Binney, 3rd', Portland, Oregon 1973, no. 80.
    T. Falk and M. Archer, 'Indian Miniatures in the India Office Library', London 1981, pp. 136-137, no. 238.
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