Lot n° 163
600 - 800
Portrait of Mirza Sohrab, India, Kishangarh,... - Lot 163 - Ader
Portrait of Mirza Sohrab, India, Kishangarh, late 18th century
Drawing heightened with pigments and gold on paper depicting a full-length man standing on a lawn, dressed all in white. He has a graying beard and is armed with a khanjar slipped into his belt, a talwar held in his left hand and a rondache. Mounted on an album page and framed with a green border and a salmon margin speckled with gold. On the back, ink inscription of eight lines of nagari, four lines of Persian nasta'liq identifying the subject as the grandfather of Nawab Mahabat Khan who served Emperor 'Azam Shah (r. 1707). Pencilled annotation in English translating this information.
Page size: 26.3 x 18.6 cm; painting size: 14.5 x 9.1 cm
Some folds, stains, one corner damaged.
A Portrait of Mirza Sohrab, India, Kishangarh, late 18th century
Private collection in Paris from 1975 to 2000 - first part (lots 120 to 173).
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