The Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah (reg. 1707-1712) on horseback with two attendants waving morchals. Mughal, second half of the 18th Century

gouache on paper, mounted on an album page with gilt-decorated and red borders, verso four lines of nasta'liq calligraphy on the subject of a royal occasion, copied by Ray Chikul [?] Keshvar in AH 1137/AD 1724-5, framed. 302 x 175 mm. Sold for £4,800

Footnote: For comparison, see T. Falk and M. Archer, Indian Miniatures in the India Office Library, London 1981, no. 133. The scribe of the calligraphy verso is unrecorded

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