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Illustration from a ragamala series

Hindola raga

Signed by Fath Chand

Mughal style at Awadh, 1760-70

Opaque pigments and gold on paper, an empty gold cartouche above, laid down in an ivory album page with gold floral interlace and margin, the latter with green rules

5 ¼ by 3 in., 13.3 by 7.6 cm. painting

11 by 7 in., 28 by 17.9 cm. folio

 

 

Inscriptions

Inscribed on the painting in nasta’liq: ‘amal-i Fath Chand, and on the border below hindol

 

Provenance

Spink & Son, London, 1982

Kevin and Rose Kelly, Dublin; sold Adams, Dublin, 21 June 2011, lot 345

With Peter Blohm, 2011-12

Claudio Moscatelli, London, 2012-17