Lot n° 143
8000 - 12000
Result with fees
: 10 240EUR
Illustration of a manuscript mounted on an... - Lot 143 - Ader
Illustration of a manuscript mounted on an album page, Mughal India, reign of Akbar, circa 1590
Pigments and gold on paper depicting a sovereign kneeling under the canopy of a pavilion with an çinikhaneh façade and discovering the gifts and offerings given to him by his host with the help of followers. At the bottom left, a small cartouche inscribed in Persian in black ink, probably claiming the text of the following page. Salmon frame with floral decoration and beautiful beige Persian margin with gilded animal decoration.
Total size : 34,6 x 22,5 cm ; painting size : 16,2 x 8,7 cm
Small folds, stains, some repaints and restorations, later mounting.
A painting similar to ours is published (without margins) in B. N Goswami et alii (eds.), Wonders of a golden age: painting at the court of the Great Mughals; Indian art of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries from collections in Switzerland, Zurich, Rietberg Museum, 1987, cat. 9, p. 39. The stylistic similarities of these two paintings of almost identical format suggest that they belong to the same series.
A Mughal Manuscript Illustration mounted on Album Folio, India, Akbar period, c. 1590
Private collection in Paris from 1975 to 2000 - first part (lots 120 to 173).
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