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JAMMU, CIRCA 1770
Gouache on paper
Image: 7.25 x 4 in (18.4 x 10.1 cm)
Folio: 8 x 4.75 in (20.3 x 12 cm)

NON-EXPORTABLE REGISTERED ANTIQUITY

PROVENANCE
The Tandan Collection


The courtier in this portrait is seated on a pink rug, holding a rose, a sword by his side. His jama is patterned with roses, and his turban bears sprigs of flowers. According to Archer, Jammu paintings are characterised by "pale colors, simplifying geometry and flowing rhythmical line." (Archer, Indian Miniatures) In the mid- to late-eighteenth century, the state of Jammu became the chief power in the Jammu Hills. Merchants and artisans from the Punjab plains migrated to Jammu, and it became the chief trade route in the Hills. Artists appointed at the courts of kings frequently made portraits celebrating the local ruler.




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  Lot 34 of 70  

CLASSICAL INDIAN ART
14 DECEMBER 2015

Estimate
Rs 2,00,000 - 3,00,000

Winning Bid
Rs 2,16,000
(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)










 



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