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Lot 198: SHARIK MUHAMMAD AMIR OF KARRAYA (ACTIVE CA. 1830 - 1850), ASCRIBED: MAN WITH BOOK AND SERVANT

Fine Asian Art

by Galerie Zacke Vienna

19 November 2016

Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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Description: Miniature painting, water colour on paper. India, 19th century

An elaborate miniature painting ascribed to Sharikh Muhammad Amir von Karraya depicting two figures in the centre surrounded of a vaguely painted space. According to the English inscription and the book the man in the foreground is a juvenile Indian linguist (“moonshey”), with a brown moustache and dressed in a white robe, sandals and with a turban on his head, the servant, brown-skinned, with moustache and wearing a red loin cloth and a turban on his head, both hands holding an green sun shade. With a large watermark*, very good condition, with passe-partout.
LEAF 22,5 x 18,3 CM
From an old Indo-German collection in Berlin, afterwards collection Sohel Ch., New Delhi – Vienna



*Should be listed in the relevant publication by Edw.Heawood under Nr. 1336 - 1341, pl. 197

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