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Paintings of a Mughal lady and a pair of golden orioles. c. 1750

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October 31, 1750
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Mirza Firuz Shah
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Ahmad Shah Bahadur 1748–54

Paintings of a Mughal lady and a pair of golden orioles. c. 1750

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Description 


recto: 


Mughal lady, mid-18th century. Painting of a Mughal lady standing facing right in a garden on the bank of a lotus lake holding a small cup and a bottle. The top and right of the painting have been extended and the background added later. 


verso: 


Pair of golden orioles, mid-18th century. Painting of two golden orioles against an uncoloured background surrounded by flowering plants. The upper bird has a winged insect in his beak. 


Measurements 32.7 x 22.2 cm (folio dimensions) 13.4 x 6.9 cm (image) 16.0 x 8.2 cm (image) 


For further information on this album see RCIN 1005069. 


Provenance 


Probably acquired by George III after 1800. Creator(s) Mughal artist (artist) 


Acquirer(s) 


George III, King of the United Kingdom (1738-1820) 


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Ismail Mazari

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Very good information.

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