Old Indian Miniature Painting - Maharaja in court - Lucknow
Gouache with gesso and gold on paper, the ruler seated on cushions in his palace, surrounded by courtiers
Note the details on the textiles, the carpets, the chandelier and the decor. And above all note the attention paid to the faces!
Absolutely amazing drawing - would have been priced much higher were it not for the condition issues.
Painting: 38 x 30cm
Acquired from a London Auction House
Age unknown but estimated to be from the 1800s
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.