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Krishna in a palace courtyard

Folio from the Polier Album

Bikaner, early eighteenth century

Opaque pigments with gold on paper, laid down in an album page, the narrow blue borders with a meander of gold leaves, the wider white border with arabesques of polychrome flowers; on the reverse a blank panel surrounded by similar borders

18.4 by 8.5 cm., 7 ¼ by 3 3/8 in. painting

39.6 by 29 cm., 15 1/8 by 11 3/8 in. folio

 

 

Provenance

Colonel Antoine Polier (1741-95), Faizabad and Lucknow

Howell & Stewart, before 1834

Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bt. (1792-1872): his sale, Sotheby’s, Oriental Manuscripts, Indian and Persian Miniatures, London, 27 November 1974, lot 735

Galerie Kevorkian, Paris, 1970s

Françoise and Claude Bourelier, Paris, 1970s-2014