28 février 2019

Exhibition of Indian paintings passed 'From Hand to Hand' opens at Krannert Art Museum

Page from a Birha poem of separation and longing, showing Radha with her attendants in a grove. India, Rajasthan, possibly Bundi or Kotah School, 17th century. Opaque water color on paper. Gift of George P. Bickford. 1970-10-3. Courtesy Krannert Art Museum. CHAMPAIGN, ILL.- Small, richly colored paintings created in northern India from the late 1500s to the early 1800s animate vivid stories from the great Hindu epics, passionate verses of devotional and love poetry, and noble portraits of Rajput royals. Selections... [Lire la suite]

25 février 2019

"Fables d’Orient – Miniaturistes, artistes et aventuriers à la Cour de Lahore" au Musée Guimet

"Fables d’Orient – Miniaturistes, artistes et aventuriers à la Cour de Lahore" au Musée Guimet PARIS - Un ensemble d’illustrations qui révèle un aspect surprenant de la production picturale indienne due à un peintre de Lahore, Imam Bakhsh, au XIXe siècle. Parmi elles, 60 miniatures des Fables de la Fontaine, grâce au prêt exceptionnel du musée de Château-Thierry, constituent un premier florilège. Des peintures de l’école du Punjâb s’ajoutent aux fables : portraits de maharajahs, dignitaires royaux, paysages,... [Lire la suite]
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20 février 2019

A sandstone figure of a female deity, Khmer, Baphuon style, 11th century

Lot 1108. A sandstone figure of a female deity, Khmer, Baphuon style, 11th century; 28 1/8 in. (71.4 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Dressed in a long sampot with pendent fish-tail pleat secured with a simple belt tied at the waist, the face with wide mouth and heavy-lidded eyes, the hair finely delineated with the locks arranged in a bun and secured with a headband. Provenance: William H. Wolff, New York, 7 January 1984.The Irving Collection,... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2019

A rare enameled octagonal stand, North India, Mughal period, early 18th century

Lot 1106. A rare enameled octagonal stand, North India, Mughal period, early 18th century; 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm.) wide, 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Raised on eight bulb-form legs with spreading feet, the sides flaring to the rim, all richly enameled in green, red, yellow and white with foliate motifs. Provenance: Terence Mcinerney, Fine Arts Ltd., New York, 1 April 1998.The Irving Collection, no. 3866. Note: The enamel pattern and... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2019

A bronze figure of Devi, India, probably Orissa, 17th century or later

Lot 1105. A bronze figure of Devi, India, probably Orissa, 17th century or later; 10 ¾ in. (27 cm.) high, 12 ½ in. (31.2 cm.) high with tang. Estimate: USD 1,500 - USD 2,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Standing with the right leg crossed over the left, clad in a short dhoti and adorned with armlets and necklaces, the round face with large almond-shaped eyes and flanked by circular earrings, the hair arranged in a short bun suspending a long tassel down the back, softwood stand. ... [Lire la suite]
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20 février 2019

A silver-inlaid bronze figure of Ganesha, India, Himachal Pradesh, 10th-11th century

Lot 1101. A silver-inlaid bronze figure of Ganesha, India, Himachal Pradesh, 10th-11th century; 5 ¾ in. (14.5 cm.) high. Estimate: US$40,000 - US$60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Seated in lalitasana on the backs of two addorsed lions, holding his broken tusk and a bowl of sweets in his primary hands and a goad and a noose in the others, adorned with a sacred thread across his prominent belly, his elephant-form head surmounted by a foliate tiara, all backed by a conjoined nimbus and... [Lire la suite]

20 février 2019

A rare bronze figure of Shiva Nataraja, South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola period, 13th century

Lot 815. A rare bronze figure of Shiva Nataraja, South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola period, 13th century; 8 ¾ in. (22 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Shown with one leg raised on the back of a recumbent dwarf, who plays with a snake, standing on a rectangular plinth, his lower arms held in dance mudras and his upper arms outstretched and holding a drum and flame, clad in a short dhoti and wrappednagas and sashes, with a chain swinging from his... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2019

A large portrait of Umar Sheikh Mirza of Ferghana, India, Deccan, probably Golconda, circa 1700

Lot 128. A large portrait of Umar Sheikh Mirza of Ferghana, India, Deccan, probably Golconda, circa 1700, gouache with gold on paper, inscribed on reverse in black ink in Persian 'Sheikh Umar', in Devenagari  in red ink 'Umar Shyk…', and in black ink in Dutch 'Ommer Sjeigh varder van hamaon', framed; 42.8 by 27.2cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Lot sold 18,750 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2017. Provenance: From an album probably commissioned in India by a Dutch traveller circa 1700.Sold... [Lire la suite]
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27 janvier 2019

A large portrait of Emperor Alamgir (Aurangzeb) at the age of sixty, India, Deccan, probably Golconda, circa 1700

Lot 127. A large portrait of Emperor Alamgir (Aurangzeb) at the age of sixty, India, Deccan, probably Golconda, circa 1700, gouache with gold on paper, inscribed on reverse in ink in Persian 'Aurangzeb' and in Latin 'Arangseeb etatis sue: 60 an', framed, 42.9 by 27.5cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 GBP. Lot sold 18,750 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2017. Provenance: From an album probably commissioned in India by a Dutch traveller circa 1700.Sold in these rooms  13/14 April 1976, lot... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2019

Four gold and polychrome enamelled parrots perched on a branch, North India, 19th century

Lot 273. Four gold and polychrome enamelled parrots perched on a branch, North India, 19th century; 12.8cm. height; 6.1cm. diam. of base. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2016. the four parrots with translucent emerald green bodies and red heads on a chased feather-like ground, with long tails, yellow beaks, gem-set eyes and details on the wings, each perched on a branch from a stylised tree emanating from a domed... [Lire la suite]
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