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JODHPUR, CIRCA 1830
Gouache on paper heightened with gold
Image: 5.5 x 4.25 in (13.9 x 10.7 cm)
Folio: 7.25 x 5.75 in (18.4 x 14.6 cm)

NON-EXPORTABLE REGISTERED ANTIQUITY

PROVENANCE
The Tandan Collection


This nineteenth century portrait of a princess from the Jodhpur royal family has the "long uptilted eyes," lengthened nose and eyebrows typical of women's portraiture which formed the basis of a "special Jodhpur idiom." "By the mid-eighteenth century, Mughal influence had led to greater delicacy and... the cultivation of romance prompted a sensitive rendering of female physiques." (Archer, Indian Miniatures)

Relaxing against a bolster, the princess enjoys a drink from a small cup. Around her is an assortment of silverware, cordials, dishes containing paan, rosewater sprinklers, fruits and sweets, which are arrayed around her as symbols of luxury and status.




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  Lot 8 of 70  

CLASSICAL INDIAN ART
14 DECEMBER 2015

Estimate
Rs 4,00,000 - 6,00,000

Winning Bid
Rs 4,80,000
(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)










 



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