A court secretary, wearing a white jama, seated on a terrace, writing instruments and a manuscript before him Jammu, by an artist of the second generation after Nainsukh, early 19th Century

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Lot 193
A court secretary, wearing a white jama, seated on a terrace, writing instruments and a manuscript before him
Jammu, by an artist of the second generation after Nainsukh, early 19th Century

Sold for £ 31,312 (US$ 39,119) inc. premium
A court secretary, wearing a white jama, seated on a terrace, writing instruments and a manuscript before him
Jammu, by an artist of the second generation after Nainsukh, early 19th Century
gouache and gold on paper
145 x 115 mm.

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    The Art of Design: The Lex Aitken & Alfredo Bouret Gonzalez Collection, Christie's South Kensington, 4th June 2014, lot 198.

    Nainsukh (1710-1778) was a pre-eminent artist and key member of a family of artists from Guler who were responsible for the development of the Pahari painting style in the 18th and 19th Centuries. Other key members of the family include his father Pandit Seu and brother Manaku (1700-1760): the three artists were crucial in assimilating some of the naturalism of Mughal paiting and developing the sensitive Pahari style which is much admired. A family atelier was formed and by the second half of the 18th Century a distinct style was established; sons, nephews and grandsons of Manaku and Nainsukh continued their tradition and took the style throughout the courts of the Pahari states throughout the late 18th and into the 19th Century.
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