Lot 23 (Islamic & Indian Art, 22nd April 2020)
A SEATED NOBLEMAN
PROPERTY OF THE LATE BRUNO CARUSO (1927 - 2018) COLLECTION
North Western or Central India, 19th century
Opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, the vertical composition portraying a white-clad nobleman, possibly a Rajput prince, seated in a palatial interior against a long gold-embroidered cushion, holding a flower in his hand, his tulwar (sword), khanjar (push dagger) and dhal (shield) resting on the floor to his side, the verso with annotations in black ink Devanagari script, the painting mounted on a later cardboard frame, 13.1cm x 10.6cm.
Sold for £400