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Illustration from a ragamala series

Maru ragini

Signed by Faqirallah

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 3/8 by 2 ¾ in., 13.6 by 7 cm. painting

10 ¾ by 7 in., 27.4 by 17.8 cm. folio

 

 

Inscriptions

On the painting in nasta’liq: ‘amal-i Faqirallah, and on the border below marva

Provenance

Spink & Son, London, 1982

Kevin and Rose Kelly, Dublin; sold Adams, Dublin, 21 June 2011, lot 346

With Peter Blohm, 2011-12

Claudio Moscatelli, London, 2012-17