and gold on paper, the richly dressed and turbaned lover tries to hold back his companion, also richly adorned, she pulls her veil over her hair, originally in black borders. Misses, wear and repairs.
24 x 20 cmFrame
This painting is executed in a style peculiar to the Punjab of the mid-19th century and generally associated with Sikh painting. The prince depicted here is probably a dogra, and therefore Hindu, and not a Sikh. See a portrait of Maharaja Gulab Singh and his son Ranbir Singh, executed in Lahore around 1846-47 (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, IS.13-1956).
A painting of lovers parting, Punjab, perhaps Lahore, India, circa 1840-60Provenance
: Marie-Christine David Collection.