Bahadur Shah enthroned on a terrace Delhi, mid-19th Century
Lot 278*
The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (reg. 1628-57) enthroned on a terrace under a parasol; the Emperor Shah 'Alam I (reg. 1707-12) enthroned on a terrace beneath a parasol, signed by Babur 'Ali Khan Delhi, dated Dhi'l-Hajja 1265/October-November 1849, the 13th regnal year of Bahadur Shah II (reg. 1837-58)(4)
Sold for £3,500 (US$ 5,713) inc. premium

Lot Details
The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (reg. 1628-57) enthroned on a terrace under a parasol; the Emperor Shah 'Alam I (reg. 1707-12) enthroned on a terrace beneath a parasol, signed by Babur 'Ali Khan Delhi, dated Dhi'l-Hajja 1265/October-November 1849, the 13th regnal year of Bahadur Shah II (reg. 1837-58)(4)
The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (reg. 1628-57) enthroned on a terrace under a parasol; the Emperor Shah 'Alam I (reg. 1707-12) enthroned on a terrace beneath a parasol, signed by Babur 'Ali Khan
Delhi, dated Dhi'l-Hajja 1265/October-November 1849, the 13th regnal year of Bahadur Shah II (reg. 1837-58)
gouache and gold on paper, the borders composed of several cartouches and panels of text in Persian in naskhi script in black ink giving details of each emperor's life, each painting accompanied by a contemporary sheet of card with English summaries of the Persian text
paintings 153 x 101 mm., 153 x 98 mm.; album pages 365 x 275 mm.(4)

Footnotes

  • For similar compositions, by Ghulam 'Ali Khan, dated 1849, see the sale in these rooms, Bonhams, Islamic and Indian Art, 15th April 2010, lots 394-396.

    Both paintings are signed (in the oval cartouches) by Babur 'Ali Khan. The texts in panels give the full name of the Emperor (above the portrait), his birth date, place of birth, age, length of reign, date of accession, place of accession, death date and burial place. The side panels bear two Persian couplets on the right side on the accession and the single couplet on the left is on the death date of each emperor.
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