Portrait of a Horse and Groom
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, Mughal, mid 18th century
The richly caparisoned piebald stallion stamps his feet in anticipation, his mane falls freely at the back in delicate wavy strands and his neck adorned with a large ruby, the groom wipes him down with an earnest expression. Mounted on an album page with nasta'liq poem verso.
Image: 4 ¾ x 7 in. (12 x 17 cm), folio: 8 x 12 in. (20.5 x 30 cm)