A Sikh prince, seated at a balcony, armed with sword, shield and khatar Punjab Plains, perhaps Patiala, circa 1830-40
Lot 228
A Sikh prince, seated at a balcony, armed with sword, shield and khatar
Punjab Plains, perhaps Patiala, circa 1830-40
Sold for £3,125 (US$ 4,175) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Sikh prince, seated at a balcony, armed with sword, shield and khatar
Punjab Plains, perhaps Patiala, circa 1830-40
gouache and gold on paper, in a painted oval, cornerpieces comprising stylised floral motifs, blue and black inner margin rules, plain outer border
painting 133 x 97 mm.; sheet 235 x 168 mm.

Footnotes

  • For a very similar portrait, perhaps depicting the very same sitter, see W. G. Archer, Paintings of the Sikhs, London 1966, pp. 145-146, no. 23, fig. 48 (Punjab Plains, circa 1840, Victoria and Albert Museum; Archer suggests a possible connection with the Kangra family, and Mian Ranbir Chand specifically).
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