Fri, 29th Oct 2021 14:00

Islamic & Indian Art

 
  Lot 374
 

THE NIGHT’S REST
Provincial Mughal School, Deccan, Central India, 18th century

THE NIGHT’S REST
Provincial Mughal School, Deccan, Central India, 18th century

Opaque pigments heightened with gold on wove paper, the vertical composition depicting a night scene with a heavily bejewelled courtly couple dressed in princely garb taking a rest under a tree after a long journey, the male subject holding his head up with his eyes closed, his right hand clenching an encrusted tulwar sword, his female companion wide awake and portrayed in a puzzled state indicated by her finger next to her lips, a typical Persian topos, the crescent moon on the upper left corner the only source of light present in the scene, the hilly landscape in line with 18th-century Deccani paintings, mounted onto a later gilt cardboard frame, 22cm x 16cm excluding the mount.

Sold for £1,875

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