A portrait of a learned pundit
Lucknow, circa 1780
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper; the brahmin dressed in white sits smoking a huqqa on a terrace outside a building, which is clearly his library for it contains several Hindu books wrapped in cloth binders, beside him is a bound volume as well as his pen box; inscribed above in Persian: Baba Lok Natha.
Image: 7 3/4 x 4 7/8 in. (19.6 x 12.3 cm); Folio: 16 x 11 1/4 in. (40.5 x 28.5 cm)