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Gouache painting on paper of BAHADUR SHAH II seated on a chair with lion claw feet

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June 30, 1837
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Bahadur Shah II 1837–1857

Gouache painting on paper of BAHADUR SHAH II seated on a chair with lion claw feet

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Gouache painting on paper of BAHADUR SHAH II seated on a chair with lion claw feet, on a terrace. Bahadur Shah II is lavishly attired, wearing a multi-colored shawl over his shoulder and waist and jewelry at his neck, wrists and arms. He holds a huqqa pipe in his left hand and rests his right hand on his knee. A halo surrounds his head with small rays issuing out of it. Standing behind Bahadur Shah II on the right, is (Sidi Kunwar) holding a fly-whisk above his head. The man wears a dark red shawl over his right shoulder and a blue sash tied around his waist. Another figure, smaller in stature stands behind Bahadur Shah II is (Shahzada Mirza Muhammad Jawan Bakht Bahadur) to the left of the painting. He wears jewelry and a red, green and gold hat. The figures are shown on a terrace with a red floor and white balustrades. In the distance is shown foliage and a lake or river. ca.1850 Trustees of the British Museum.


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