Emperor Aurangzeb hawking  Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, Rajasthan, Late 18th century
Lot 81
Emperor Aurangzeb hawking Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, Marwar, Late 18th century
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Emperor Aurangzeb hawking
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper, Marwar, Late 18th century
Devanagari inscription verso: Patshah Aurangzeb

The aged ruler carries a hooded hawk mounted on a pure white stallion, surrounded by retainers bearing flywhisks, royal standard, hawks and clubs against a moss green ground.
10 x 8 ¾ in. (25.4 x 22.2 cm)

Footnotes

  • The format of the composition follows the convention that was popular in the later Mughal courts and Kishangarh. The quality of the line and crude illegible inscription at the top may indicate that this from a more likely a commission for provincial Marwar thikana.

    Provenance:
    Private Collection, New York
    Acquired in Boston the 1950s
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