12 juillet 2019

The Emperor Jahangir with Asaf Khan, Mughal India, circa 1700; borders from the late Shah Jahan album, circa 1650-1658

Lot 182. The Emperor Jahangir with Asaf Khan, Mughal India, circa 1700; borders from the late Shah Jahan album, circa 1650-1658. Painting 7 7/8 x 6 5/8 ins. (20.1 x 16.9 cm.); folio 14 3/8 x 9 ¾ ins. (36.4 x 24.9 cm.). Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Opaque pigments with gold on paper, lines of nasta’liq calligraphy from a qasidah in illuminated borders above and below, finely illuminated album leaf, backed on... [Lire la suite]

10 juillet 2019

A courtier feeding a goshawk, Mughal India, circa 1600-1610; Borders from the late Shah Jahan album, circa 1650-1658 

Lot 256. A courtier feeding a goshawk, Mughal India, circa 1600-1610; Borders from the late Shah Jahan album, circa 1650-1658. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. Price realised USD 162,500. © Christie's Images Ltd Opaque pigments and gold on paper, blue and cream borders, illuminated cream album leaf, backed on cream card. Painting 5 3/8 x 5 ¼ ins. (13.6 x 8.2 cm.); folio 14 3/8 x 9 ¾ ins. (36.5 x 24.9 cm.. Provenance: Probably Georges Demottes, Paris 1909Maurice and Edmund de... [Lire la suite]