Lot 28
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AN ALBUM PAGE: A MUGHAL PRINCE AFTER A LION HUNT

MUGHAL INDIA, EARLY TO MID-18TH CENTURY; THE CALLIGRAPHIC PANEL SIGNED 'ABD AL-RASHID, 17TH CENTURY
Estimate : GBP 2,500 - 3,500
Description

AN ALBUM PAGE: A MUGHAL PRINCE AFTER A LION HUNT
MUGHAL INDIA, EARLY TO MID-18TH CENTURY; THE CALLIGRAPHIC PANEL SIGNED 'ABD AL-RASHID, 17TH CENTURY
Opaque and transparent pigments heightened with gold on paper, standing facing right, wearing a jewelled turban and an embroidered robe, his head nimbed with a gold halo, his left hand holds a long gun, the right hold a wick, a dead lion rests at his feet, a herd of deer in the hilly background, laid down on cream card with gold-speckled borders, between black and gold rules, inscription in black devanagari along the bottom; the reverse with a nasta'liq quatrain, each line between gold foliage, signed in the lower left corner, between gold and black rules, old collection label and notes in places
Painting 10 x 6 7/8in. (25.4 x 17.4cm.); page 13 ¼7 x 8 ½in. (33.8 x 21.5cm.)

Lot Notes

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There are a number of old creases subsequent to the painting being laid down on card, particularly in the top corners. There are areas where the pigments are rubbed, particularly in the blue sky and in the green hills (upper part). The nose and mouth of the prince are lightly rubbed with minor losses of the pigments (looking like minuscule flakes). The rest of the face and turban are very well preserved otherwise. There is an old fold mark/crease going across the dagger hilt with some losses of pigments along it. There are some tiny flakes in the green background with areas of light water staining, mostly to the lower part.
Minor brown staining to the margins. Remains of cloth binding along the right edge.
The calligraphic panel has some very minor smudging to the left bottom corner.
Old inscription and seal impressions have been defaced. Scuffing of the margins in places.

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Lot Essay



A possible reading of the devanagari inscription in the bottom margin identifies the Mughal prince as Dara Shikoh, son of Emperor Shah Jahan.

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