Lot n° 165
3000 - 5000
Result with fees
: 9 600EUR
Conversation between two notables, India,... - Lot 165 - Ader
Conversation between two notables, India, Delhi, reign of Muhammad Shah, 1st half of the 18th century
Pigments and gold on paper depicting two men in conversation kneeling on a carpet, one in green jama and red turban, the second in white and gold jama and white turban, leaning against cushions and holding a flower in his left hand. Painting mounted on an album page with duck blue and gold frames and a wide beige margin speckled with gold on the reverse. The spine decorated with a calligraphic composition, Iran, second half of the 16th century: five oblique cartouches inscribed in Persian nasta'liq in black ink and framed with a floral decoration illuminated in gold and polychrome. The last cartouche gives the name of the calligrapher: Muhammad Hussein al-Tabrizi. Double frame of vegetal friezes on colored paper.
Total size : 37,9 x 25,9 cm ; painting size : 19,2 x 11 cm ; calligraphy size : 16,8 x 7,8 cm
Some stains, polychromy jumps, light folds, consolidation, traces of glue in the margin of the front and tears in the margin of the back, erased seal, annotation in ink in the margin of the reverse.
Muhammad Hussein al-Tabrizi (d. 1577) was a renowned calligrapher at the Persian Safavid court under Isma'il I before leaving Iran for the Mughal court. He was responsible for the creation of inscriptions for religious monuments in Tabriz that were unfortunately lost in earthquakes, and later dedicated himself to copying great works of Persian literature.
A Conversation between two noblemen, India, Delhi, Muhammad Shah Reign, 1st half of the 18th century
Private collection in Paris from 1975 to 2000 - first part (lots 120 to 173).
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