Lot 35
 
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KANGRA, CIRCA 1830
Gouache on paper
Image: 8 x 7.25 in (20.3 x 18.4 cm)
Folio: 9.25 x 7.25 in (23.4 x 18.4 cm)

NON-EXPORTABLE REGISTERED ANTIQUITY

PROVENANCE
The Tandan Collection


This portrait shows a Sikh nobleman dressed in white, seated against a bolster on a palace terrace, smoking a hookah. The traditions of the Kangra school are seen in the delicacy of the lines and the "clear, pure, bright...gossamer lightness" of the colour palette.

"By early nineteenth century the Sikhs had become a force to reckon with, and their power was exceedingly felt in the neighbouring hill-states." (Tandan, Indian Miniature Painting, p. 133)




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  Lot 35 of 70  

CLASSICAL INDIAN ART
14 DECEMBER 2015

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

Winning Bid
Rs 4,56,000
(Inclusive of Buyer's Premium)










 



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