Five portraits of Nawabs and zamindars of Oudh seated on terraces Oudh, Murshidabad, late 18th Century(5)

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Five portraits of Nawabs and zamindars of Oudh seated on terraces
Oudh, Murshidabad, late 18th Century
(5)

Sold for £ 4,062 (US$ 5,463) inc. premium
Five portraits of Nawabs and zamindars of Oudh seated on terraces
Oudh, Murshidabad, late 18th Century
watercolour and gold on paper laid down on later card, black margin rules, each with identifying inscription in nasta'liq script in upper border
each approximately 270 x 170 mm.(5)

Footnotes

  • The subjects are as follows:
    Mir Miran, eldest son of Mir Ja'far, the Nawab of Bengal between 1757 and 1760, and between 1763 and 1765.
    Nawab 'Attaullah Khan, probably Ataullah Khan Sabut Jang, the Faujdar of Rajmahal and Baghalpur.
    Rajah Sundar Shah of the district of Tekari: Sundar Singh (d. 1758), a zamindar of Tekari, in the state of Bihar.
    Rajah Kishan Chand of the residence of Nadia: can be identified as Krishnachandra Roy of Nadia (d. 1782), who fought with the British at Plassey.
    Rajah Badya Jam' Khan of the residence of Birbhum (d. 1771). The Jam' Khans (or the Jama Khans as they are referred to) were the rulers of Birbhum in Bengal. Badya Jama Khan received official recognition from the Nawab of Murshidabad in 1718.

    Comparison can be made with a portrait of Husain Quli Khan, subadar of Dacca, which is attributed to Murshidabad, and is dated circa 1785-90: see M. Archer, Company Drawings in the India Office Library, London 1972, p. 67, no. 39 (xxvi), plate 19.
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Five portraits of Nawabs and zamindars of Oudh seated on terraces Oudh, Murshidabad, late 18th Century(5)
Five portraits of Nawabs and zamindars of Oudh seated on terraces Oudh, Murshidabad, late 18th Century(5)
Five portraits of Nawabs and zamindars of Oudh seated on terraces Oudh, Murshidabad, late 18th Century(5)
Five portraits of Nawabs and zamindars of Oudh seated on terraces Oudh, Murshidabad, late 18th Century(5)
Five portraits of Nawabs and zamindars of Oudh seated on terraces Oudh, Murshidabad, late 18th Century(5)
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