Lot n° 151
1200 - 1500
Result with fees
: 3 200EUR
Portrait of Sa'id Khan Bahadur, Mughal India,... - Lot 151 - Ader
Portrait of Sa'id Khan Bahadur, Mughal India, 19th century
Pigments and gold on paper depicting the governor Sai'd Khan Bahadur, recognizable by his beard, wearing an imposing turban with an egret and a medallion painted with the portrait of the Emperor Shah Jahan on the front, embellished with a pearl, and wearing a long khaki green jama with a floral belt tied at the waist. He is standing, facing right, armed with a talwar sword, a katar tucked into his belt and a rondache, birds flying over his head. Painting mounted on an album page with several frames including a beautiful frieze of golden scrolls, the margin speckled with gold.
Dim. page : 34,4 x 26,4 cm ;
size of painting : 20,2 x 12,8 cm
Some polychromy jumps, wetnesses, stains, folds.
Sa'id Khan Bahadur (d. 1652) was governor of Kabul in 1631, then of Lahore in 1640 and finally of Bihar in 1652.
For another known portrait of Sa'id Khan Bahadur, see: MARTIN F. R., Miniature Paintings and Painters from Persia, India and Turkey, London: 1912.
A Mughal Portrait of Sa'id Khan Bahadur, India, 19th century
Private collection in Paris from 1975 to 2000 - first part (lots 120 to 173).
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