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Ibrahim Adham worshipped by angels

Lucknow, circa 1780
Opaque watercolour with gold on paper, laid down in a gold-splashed ivory ground album page with gold and black rules; a panel of nasta’liq in gilt cloud bands with gold-sprinkled blue border on the reverse

9 2/3 by 6 ½ in.; 24.5 by 16.5 cm. painting
14 ¾ by 10 in.; 37.5 by 25.5 cm. folio

 

Inscriptions

Below the painting:

“Ibrahim Adham”

On the reverse is a Persian quatrain in praise of "Mir Shihab al-Din” signed by ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Harawi. This scribe is apparently unrecorded.

 

Provenance

Aaron Vecht and Mary Vecht-Stodel, Amsterdam, 1930s-60s

J. Vecht, Amsterdam, and by descent to 2018
 

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