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Emblem (Seal) H.M. Abu’l-Muzaffar Siraj ud-din Mohammed Bahadur Shah II Padshah Ghazi, Emperor of Hindustan

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October 31, 1837
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Mirza Firuz Shah
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Art and Calligraphy
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Bahadur Shah II 1837–1857

Emblem (Seal) H.M. Abu’l-Muzaffar Siraj ud-din Mohammed Bahadur Shah II Padshah Ghazi, Emperor of Hindustan

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1st Year of his Reign [with his descendants listed]. A series of 31 paintings by Ghulam Ali Khan (fl. 1817-55), consisting of views of monuments in and around Delhi, and including four portraits of the last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah II (reg. 1837-57) and his sons. Watercolour and gold on paper, black margin rules, three title pages, three sheets of portraits, all with identifying inscriptions in English and in Persian in nasta'liq script in black ink, the portraits with further inscriptions in nasta'liq script with the date November 1852 (Christian date written in Arabic), in later mounts, loose in contemporary green leather-covered despatch box, the lid embossed in gold DELHEE 1854. Size paintings 290 x 215 mm. and slightly smaller; mounts 318 x 394 mm.; box 435 x 365 x 110 mm.

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Ismail Mazari

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Very good information.

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