03 août 2019

A meeting between Shah Jahan and Khizir, Mughal India, circa 1640-1660

Lot 345. A meeting between Shah Jahan and Khizir, Mughal India, circa 1640-1660. Opaque pigments and gold on paper, in pale pink borders on cream album leaf decorated with gold and polychrome cartouches and roundels, backed on green card. Painting 6 ½ x 4 ¼ ins. (16.5 x 10.9 cm.); folio 14 3/8 x 9 5/8 ins. (36.7 x 24.5 cm.). Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 31,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New... [Lire la suite]

03 août 2019

'Le Goût de l’Orient : Georges Marteau collectionneur' au Musée du Louvre

Double page d’album, Iran Isfahan XVIIe S., Paris musée du Louvre © Musée du Louvre, dist. RMN-Grand Palais Claire Tabbagh Collections Numeriques Le legs fait aux musées nationaux par l’ingénieur et héritier de la firme Grimaud Georges Marteau (1851-1916) se situe à la croisée de trois univers : les cartes à jouer, le japonisme et l’art du livre persan. Ce sont aussi trois pans de collection aujourd’hui dispersés entre différentes institutions. Liés à l’itinéraire singulier de leur propriétaire et traduisant l’esprit d’une... [Lire la suite]
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31 juillet 2019

Portrait of Prince Khurram, Later Shah Jahan, Mughal India, circa 1620

Lot 384. Portrait of Prince Khurram, Later Shah Jahan, Mughal India, circa 1620. Opaque pigments and gold on paper, in colored borders on gold-flecked cream album leaf, backed on cream card. Painting 6 3/8 x 4 1/8 ins. (16.2 x 10.3 cm.); folio 12 3/8 x 8 ¾ ins. (31.2 x 22.3 cm). Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Christie's. Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence, New York, 19 June 2019
20 juillet 2019

Portrait of Shah Jahan, Mughal India, circa 1700

Lot 77. Portrait of Shah Jahan, Mughal India, circa 1700. Opaque pigments and gold on paper, on cream album leaf painted with gold floral sprays, backed on cream card. Painting 6 ¾ x 3 5/8 ins. (17.1 x 9.4 cm.); folio 14 x 9 5/8 ins. (35.5 x 24.6 cm.). Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Literature: The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p.114, fg.4Chateau de Fontainebleau, 2018, p. 148, cat. 33. Christie's. Maharajas... [Lire la suite]
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18 juin 2019

A personal sword of Shah Jahan with gold-damascened tulwar hilt

Lot 381. A personal sword of Shah Jahan with gold-damascened tulwar hilt, the blade Europe, circa 1600, the inscription and mounts, India, second quarter 17th century;33 ¾ ins. (85.7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 250,000 - USD 350,000. Price realised USD 275,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The watered-steel blade with gold-overlaid inscription and marked with the royal parasol (chhattri). Note: The phrase Sahib Qiran Thani was one used by Shah Jahan on selected items that were for his personal... [Lire la suite]
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10 septembre 2018

Exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum includes richly-illuminated folios from historic manuscripts

Folio Describing the Prophet Muhammad’s Epithets; Page from a dispersed Mathnawi (‘spiritual couplets’) of Mir Hasan, late 18th century, India (probably Hyderabad), ink, colors, and gold on paper, Cincinnati Art Museum; Gift of JoLynn M. and Byron W. Gustin, 2016.421a-b. CINCINNATI, OH.- Explore the craftsmanship, skill, beauty and function of calligraphy from the ninth to the twentieth centuries in the special exhibition Collecting Calligraphy: Arts of the Islamic World, on view at the Cincinnati Art MuseumSeptember 7,... [Lire la suite]

14 août 2018

Portrait de Shah Jahan dans sa vieillesse, Inde, Empire moghol (1526-1857)

Portrait de Shah Jahan dans sa vieillesse, Inde, Empire moghol (1526-1857), peinture et gouache sur papier doré, rehauts d'or, Hauteur : 4 cm, Largeur : 2,3 cm, Dépôt du musée du Louvre, 1806, Paris, musée Guimet - musée national des Arts asiatiques, INV35494-recto. Photo (C) RMN-Grand Palais (MNAAG, Paris) / Thierry Ollivier. Troisième fils de Jahangir, Shah Jahan lui succède en 1628, il fit construire pour son épouse le Taj Mahal. Détroné par son troisième fils Aurangzeb, il finit ses jours en captivité (1666). Vu en buste, de... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2018

Portrait de Murad Bakhsh Sultan, fils cadet de Shah Jahan, Inde, Empire moghol (1526-1857)

Portrait de Murad Bakhsh Sultan, fils cadet de Shah Jahan, Inde, Empire moghol (1526-1857), peinture et gouache sur papier doré, rehauts d'or, Hauteur : 4 cm, Largeur : 2,3 cm, Dépôt du musée du Louvre, 1806, Paris, musée Guimet - musée national des Arts asiatiques, INV35494-bis-recto. Photo (C) RMN-Grand Palais (MNAAG, Paris) / Thierry Ollivier. Fils cadet de Shah Jahan, gouverneur du Gujarat, il fut trompé par son frère Aurangzeb, emprisonné et assassiné en 1662. Vu en buste, de profil, tourné à gauche, la tête ceinte d'un nimbe.
13 mars 2018

The J. Paul Getty Museum presents "Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India"

LOS ANGELES.- Among the most surprising aspects of Rembrandt’s prodigious output are twenty-three surviving drawings closely based on portraits made by artists working in Mughal India. These drawings mark a striking diversion for this quintessentially Dutch “Golden Age” artist, the only time he made a careful and extensive study of art from a dramatically different culture. Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India, on view March 13 –June 24, 2018, at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, explores for the first... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2017

Two previously unrecorded folios from the late Shah Jahan album

© Christie's Images Ltd 2017 THE ALBUMThe ‘Late Shah Jahan Album’ was so called because it was compiled during the last decade of Shah Jahan’s reign, between 1650 and 1658. The paintings in the album date from about 1620 to 1657, with an emphasis on single standing portraits of Mughal dignitaries. The associated calligraphic folios are by the well-known 16th century Iranian calligrapher Mir ‘Ali, most of them signed by him. The unsigned ones are also thought to be the work of Mir ‘Ali, with the exception of a single folio which is... [Lire la suite]