Lot 325 (Islamic & Indian Art, 22nd April 2020)
A STUDY OF A CHEETAH AFTER THE IMPEY ALBUM
Possibly Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal, Eastern India, late 19th - 20th century
Opaque pigments on woven paper, the horizontal composition depicting a cheetah standing on four paws, the muzzle half open showcasing its fangs, the body tense and long-legged, the depiction faithful to the renowned Cheetah of the late 18th-century Calcutta Impey Album painted by the Company School master Shaikh Zain Ud-Din on laid paper, on a plain background in line with the European tradition of natural history prints, mounted, framed and glazed, 40cm x 47cm including the frame.
For further information on the Impey Album and the Cheetah painting, please see W. Dalrymple, Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company, London, 2019, p. 51.
40cm x 47cm including the frame
Sold for £2,500
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