Lorikeet in Indian Cherry Tree

Lorikeet in Indian Cherry Tree

By Zain Al-Din and Painted for Lady Impey Calcutta, Dated 1777 48.2 by 63 cm., 19 by 24 7/8 in. Provenance Sir Elijah (1732-1809) and Lady Impey (1749-1818), Calcutta and London Lady Impey, sale at Phillips, London, 21 May 1810 Colnaghi, London, 1980s Private collection, London, 1980s-2013 Now in an American private collection

Angels descend from the heavens

Angels descend from the heavens

An illustration to the Gulshan-I ‘Ishq, a romance written in Deccani Urdu by Nusrati, court poet to Sultan ‘Ali Adil Shah II of Bijapur (r. 1656-72 A.D.) Deccan, India, circa 1700 Opaque watercolour on paper heightened with gold and silver 22.3 by 14.4 cm.; 8 ¾ by 5 5/8 in. Provenance Christie's, Important Islamic and Indian Manuscripts and Miniatures, London, 11 October 1979, lot 187 Lloyd Collection, London, 1979-2011​ ​ Sold to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Woman Playing a Tambur while Singing

Woman Playing a Tambur while Singing

Bijapur, 1620-30 11.7 by 7.9 cm., 4.6 by 3.1 in. Provenance Sotheby’s, London, 12 December 1966, lot 75 Maggs Bros., London, 1966 Private collection, England, 1966-2017 Now in a New York private collection

Mohan Lal

Mohan Lal

Commissioned by William and James Baillie Fraser Delhi or Haryana, circa 1816 29.2 by 20 cm., 11 1/2 by 7 7/8 in. Provenance William Fraser (1784-1835) and James Baillie Fraser (1783-1856) By descent to Malcolm Fraser, Reelig, Inverness-shire, sold Sotheby’s, New York, 9 December 1980, lot 145 Toby Falk (1942-97), Surrey, 1992 Private collection, England, 1992-2016 Now in a New York private collection

Two drummers

Two drummers

Kangra, circa 1790 Folio 24.2 by 16.5 cm., 9 1/2 by 6 1/2 in. Painting: 20.5 by 14 cm., 8 by 5 1/2 in. Provenance Collection of Francoise and Claude Bourelier, Paris, 1970s/80s-2014 Now in a New York private collection

King David playing the Harp

King David playing the Harp

Folio from the “Late” Shah Jahan album Miniature by Manohar Mughal India, circa 1615 Opaque watercolour with gold on paper Height: 21.1cm, 8 1/4in Width: 13.4cm, 10 1/2in Provenance The British Rail Pension Fund, 1984-96 Dr. W.K. Ehrenfeld (1934-2005), San Francisco Sold to the David Collection, Copenhagen

Krishna and Radha in a Pavilion

Krishna and Radha in a Pavilion

Leaf from a Sundar Sringara series Attributed to Nikka, son of Nainsukh Chamba, circa 1780-85 Opaque watercolour on paper with gold Miniature: 14.6 by 23.7 cm., 5 ¾ by 9 3/8 in. Folio: 19.4 by 28.4 cm., 7 5/8 by 11 1/8 in. Provenance Collection of Mandi royal family Sotheby’s, Indian and Southeast Asian Art, New York, 1st April 2005, lot 113 Private collection, England, 2005-2012 Sold to the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Tortoise Avatar of Vishnu

Tortoise Avatar of Vishnu

circa 1690 Opaque pigments and gold on paper 25.8 by 20.2 cm., 10 1/8 by 8 in. painting Inscriptions Inscribed on reverse in nagari with a dated inspection note:  am. 2 sam. 1751 kati  ‘number 2 [avatar] samvat 1751 (1694 A.D.) [month] Karrtika’ and with the partially erased stamp of the private collection of the Maharaja of Bikaner Provenance Collection of the Maharajas of Bikaner Natesan Gallery, London, 1996 Heil Collection, Berlin, 1996-2016 Acquired by the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

Bhils Hunting By Night

Bhils Hunting By Night

circa 1760 Opaque pigments with gold on paper, within blue and buff outer borders 10 1/8 by 6 5/8 in., 25.7 by 16.8 cm. painting Provenance Edwin Binney, III (1925-86), acquired before 1973 Collection of the painter Paul Wonner (1920-2008), California, 1975-85 Private collection, Los Angeles, 1985-2015 Sold to The Princeton University Art Museum, USA

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