A young Sikh prince seated on a balcony receiving a priest in a palace courtyard, an adviser seated at his side Guler, circa 1820
Lot 422
A young Sikh prince seated on a balcony receiving a priest in a palace courtyard, an adviser seated at his side
Guler, circa 1820
Sold for £1,000 (US$ 1,343) inc. premium

Lot Details
A young Sikh prince seated on a balcony receiving a priest in a palace courtyard, an adviser seated at his side
Guler, circa 1820
gouache and gold on paper, inner border with stylised floral motifs in gold on a dark blue ground, pink outer border, cover paper with 9 lines of gurmukhi script in black and red ink, in mount
305 x 234 mm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance: collection of the late Pearl King (1918-2015).

    Guler was administered by the Sikhs from 1813 until 1849 and the second Sikh war, when it became part of the British district of Kangra. It was during this period that accomplished Guler artists were commissioned by wealthy Sikh patrons: indeed Guler artists created a special Sikh style in studios in Adinaanagar, Lahore and Amritsar. For further discussion see W. G. Archer, Paintings of the Sikhs, London 1966; W. G. Archer, Indian Paintings from the Punjab Hills, London 1973, vol. I, pp. 129 & 133, vol. II, p. 129, pl. 69; K. Singh, N. Poovaya-Smith and K. Ponnapa, Warm and Rich and Fearless, London 1991; S. Stronge (ed.), The Arts of The Sikh Kingdoms, London 1999, pp. 92-113.
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