A Nourie banker with his assistants and petitioners Sind or Northern India, Lahore, circa 1850-60
Lot 284
A Nourie banker with his assistants and petitioners Sind or Northern India, Lahore, circa 1850-60
Sold for £23,750 (US$ 39,919) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Nourie banker with his assistants and petitioners
Sind or Northern India, Lahore, circa 1850-60
pen and ink and watercolour on paper, inscribed at top Makajan Naoriah, framed
205 x 245 mm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Private UK collection.

    For a strikingly similar depiction of Nourie figures, in which at least two of the same characters appear, referred to in the English inscription as bankers, and apparently from the same album, see S. C. Welch, Room for Wonder: Indian Painting during the British Period 1760-1880, pp. 166-167, no. 72. The Nouries (or Noories) were from a village of that name in Sind, south of Hyderabad, on the river Fulalee. There is another page from this album, depicting Sikh akalis, in Welch, op. cit., pp. 128-129, no. 57.
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