Lot n° 148
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Portrait of a notable, Mughal India, probably... - Lot 148 - Ader
Portrait of a notable, Mughal India, probably 18th century
Pigments and gold on paper depicting a full-length notable facing right. He is wearing an orange turban and a white jama over blue pants and is holding a green item in his hands, probably an areca nut from which he has detached a piece to eat. Painting mounted on an album page with a gold floral border on beige paper and a wide margin of green paper painted with gold hatayi scrolls. On the back, this marginal decoration continues on beige paper framing a calligraphic composition of a quatrain in nasta'liq in black ink on a background of golden flowers, the spandrels illuminated in gold and polychrome, a fleuron for one, an inscription in reserve giving the name of the calligrapher Muhammad Husayn.
Dim. page at sight : 31 x 18,8 cm ; painting at sight : 13 x 7 cm
Some worm holes, wear, trace of tearing in the upper part of the reverse.
A Mughal Portrait of a Nobleman, India, probably 18th century
Private collection in Paris from 1975 to 2000 - first part (lots 120 to 173).
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