"Prince entertained by courtier opaque watercolor and gold on paper hyderabad, Deccan Late 18th century "
Lot 1179
A prince entertained by courtiers Hyderabad, Deccan, late 18th century
Sold for US$ 60,000 inc. premium
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Property from the Paul F. Walter Collection
A prince entertained by courtiers
Hyderabad, Deccan, late 18th century
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper; the young prince is enjoying a dalliance on an open terrace, he faces to his left to receive a blossom from one, while the other courtier looks on. All are sumptuously attired and adorned with trappings of the court and the surrounding gardens and open receding field is ringed by distant hills and mountains.
Image: 10 7/8 x 7 1/4 in. (27.6 x 18.4 cm.)
Folio: 13 x 8 3/4 in. (30 x 22.2 cm.)

Footnotes

  • Compare with a portrait of Nawab Saif al Malk in the British Library, see Zebrowski, Deccani Painitngs, 1983, no. 242, p. 265.

    Provenance:
    Acquired from Terry McInerny, 1996

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the present lot is being sold exclusive of the temporary exhibition frame. If you wish to purchase the frame please contact the department for details.
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