11 avril 2009

A portrait of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb (reg. 1658-1707). Mughal, late 17th Century

A portrait of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb (reg. 1658-1707), acquired on the visit of the English ambassador, Sir William Norris of Speke, to Delhi in 1699. Mughal, late 17th Century gouache and gold on paper, in a glazed surround with the inscription: AURENGZEB,/Taken from the life, by Order/of Sr. Wm. Norris, Ambafador/from KING WILLIAM 3rd, at Delhi, pasted to the backboard a letter in an 18th or 19th Century hand detailing the background to the embassy and the progress of the picture, framed. miniature 150 x 90 mm. Sold for... [Lire la suite]
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