Lot 24 (Islamic & Indian Art, 22nd April 2020)
A PRINCE TAKING A REST
PROPERTY OF THE LATE BRUNO CARUSO (1927 - 2018) COLLECTION
Possibly Deccan, Central India, late 18th century
Opaque pigments and gold on paper, the vertical composition illustrating a prince relaxing and getting a foot massage by one of his attendants, one of the attendants in the room preparing a huqqa, another in the top right corner with a golden halo looking over the resting prince, possibly a representation of the Quranic character Yusuf, the white-painted architecture carved with niches for vessels and ewers reminiscent of 17th-century Safavid palaces, a starry night in the sky above; the verso with 11ll. of black ink nasta'liq script arranged in poetic quatrains, one line in red mentioning Yusuf, 16cm x 8.5cm.
Sold for £138