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Sawun, or Summer House in the Red Fort. A series of 31 paintings by Ghulam Ali Khan (fl. 1817-55)

April 2, 2024
Ghulam Ali Khan
Art and Calligraphy
Akbar Shah II 1806–1837

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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. 1837-58) and his sons, in its original leather-covered presentation box. Delhi, circa 1852-1854, three paintings dated November 1852 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
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Ismail Mazari

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Very good information.


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