Description: gouache heightened with gold on paper, laid down on two separate album pages with different coloured borders, joined at the centre
Dimensions: painting: 25 by 30.6cm. max.
leaf: 29.8 by 37cm. max.
Condition Report: In fair overall condition, two fragments of the same painting rejoined at the centre and taped on the reverse, some overpainting (consistent with this series of painting), as viewed.
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Literature: J. Seyller, The Adventures of Hamza, Washington D.C., 2002, pp.278-9, nos.R174 and R175.
Provenance: Sotheby's London, 15 July 1975, lots 88 and 89.
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