Portrait of a Noor Jahan Opaque watercolor on paper, North India, late 18th century
Lot 74
Portrait of a Nur Jahan Opaque watercolor on paper, North India, late 18th century
US$ 2,000 - 3,000
£1,200 - 1,900

Lot Details
Portrait of a Nur Jahan
Opaque watercolor on paper, North India, late 18th century
Standing in a three-quarter pose dressed in a transparent blouse and red and green skirt, she holds her pendant and the edge of her veil.
Image: 5 x 3 in. (12.7 x 7.5 cm), Folio: 14 x 9 in. (35.5 x 22.8 cm)

Footnotes

  • This page was likely part of an album that would have been assembled for Western patrons in the 19th or early 20th century. The fanciful inscription at the top "Taj Mahal wife of Muhammad Shah Jahan" is not a title that would have been used in a tradition manuscript and the date and artist indicated in the bottom panel "The hand of Mas'ud Deccani 997 (1589A.D)" is also not consistent with the style of the painting or the likely date of execution.

    Framed label on back Goodspeed's Bookshop, Inc, 18 Beacon Street, Boston Date: 10/18/56 No. 989

    Provenance
    Private Collection, New York
    Goodspeed's Bookshop, Inc, 1956
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