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Portrait of Ahmad Khan Bangash

Murshidabad or Fatehgarh, circa 1790

Opaque watercolour with gold on paper, laid down in a plain buff album page with yellow margin and black rules, English inscriptions and the Manley Collection stamp on the verso

5 2/3 by 4 in.; 14.4 by 9.8 cm. painting
13 1/3 by 11 1/5 in.; 34 by 28.3 cm. folio

 

Inscription

On the verso in ink:

“Portrait of Aimut Cawn (sic.) Bangaish, Nabob of Furruckabad, father to the present Nabob Muzzuffer Jung – 1794.  Futtygur [Fatehgur] 2nd Novr.”

 

Provenance

Acquired by an English collector at Fatehgarh in 1794

Dr. W.B. Manley (1885-1972), Guildford, Surrey: Sotheby’s, London, 14 July 1971, lot 114

Private collection, London, 1971-2021

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