Lady with Flywhisk, Bikaner
Lot 1170
Star of the Court - A portrait of a princess Late Mughal, circa 1760-70
Sold for US$ 5,000 inc. premium

Lot Details
Star of the Court - A portrait of a princess Late Mughal, circa 1760-70
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Star of the Court - A portrait of a princess
Late Mughal, circa 1760-70
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper; wrapped in a sumptuous gold-embroidered purple cloak that is secured on her head by a gold and red-banded cylindrical cap. Her aura of innocence is accented by her finger raised to her chin while her right hand splits open her cloak clutching a fly whisk.
Image: 4 x 6 1/2 (10.2 x 16.5 cm.) in.; Folio: 11 3/4 x 8 3/8 in. (29.8 x 21.4 cm.)

Footnotes

  • Inscribed in nastaliq in the upper border tara pishkam 'star of the court'.

    The reverse is painted with various stylized flowers with small birds below on a mauve ground, and is Inscribed above darakht-i-gul pacheranka.

    Provenance:
    A Lucknow Album, compiled about 1780
    Sir Thomas Phillipps bt. (1792-1872) , MS. 26074/ no. 52
    Sotheby's, London, November 25, 1968, lot 327
    Wolverhampton Fine Art, England
    Esther Aronson Collection, New York
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