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Lot 198: SHARIK MUHAMMAD AMIR OF KARRAYA (ACTIVE CA. 1830 - 1850), ASCRIBED: MAN WITH BOOK AND SERVANT
19 November 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
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