Lot 90: A COLLECTION OF FOUR PORTRAITS OF MAHARAJAH |
January 19, 2017
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: including portraits of Gulab Singh (1792-1857) seated in a chair, by Dr. Dunlop; Duleep Singh (1838-1893) as a child accompanied by attendants, attributed to Sir Henry Cole (1808-1882); Diwan Mulraj (d. 1849) in captivity at Lahore, by the artist signing H.O.M.; and Mir Ali Murad Khan Talpur of Khairpur (reigned 1842-1894), by W. Lester
These watercolours have been well preserved. There is some general staining to the paper, mainly at the extreme edges of the sheet.
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Dimensions: Largest 310 by 22 mm.; 12 1/4 by 8 1/2 in
Each watercolour over pencil, some heightened with bodycolour;
all inscribed, three dated between 1849 and 1850