Lot n° 168
1000 - 1200
Result with fees
: 4 480EUR
Portrait of Emperor Aurangzeb, India, probably... - Lot 168 - Ader
Portrait of Emperor Aurangzeb, India, probably Delhi, early 19th century
Gouache and gold on paper depicting Emperor Aurangzeb standing on a flowery lawn, facing left, under a glowing sky. He is wearing a green turban with an egret, his face covered with a green halo and dressed in a long green jama with pink lotus flowers, a wide belt with floral bouquets tied around his waist. Richly adorned with pearl necklaces, rings and bazuband, he holds a gold-plated sarpush in his left hand and is armed with a talwar on which he rests his right hand and a khanjar tucked into his belt. Painting mounted on an album page framed with a frieze of golden floral scrolls on pink paper. On the back, bouquet of yellow flowers blooming on a blue background with double floral framing.
Dim. page at sight : 24,8 x 18,3 cm ; dim. painting at sight : 20,3 x 13,7 cm
Some polychromy jumps filled, folds on the back, traces of adhesive on the borders and some foxing in the late margins.
Emperor Aurangzeb ruled the Mughal Empire from 1658 to 1707. This rather conventional type of portrait may have been made for the European market.
A Portrait of Emperor Aurangzeb, India, probably Delhi, early 19th century
Private collection from 1975 to 2000 - first part (lots 120 to 173).
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