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Shah ‘Abbas I of Persia receiving the Mughal ambassador Khan ‘Alam

Mughal India, early eighteenth century

Opaque watercolour and gold on paper, the margins with floral gilt cartouches on a blue ground with orange rules, laid down on card

12 1/5 by 8 ½ in.; 31 by 21.4 cm. painting
12 ¾ by 9 1/5 in.; 32.6 by 23.3 cm. folio

Provenance

Private collection, Switzerland, 1970s-2011

Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch Ltd., New York, 2011

Private collection, New York, 2011-21

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