www.IndianMiniaturePaintings.co.uk - Emperor Aurangzeb (r. 1658-1707). Awadh, circa late 18th century. 25.8 x 16.4cm


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From a dispersed historical portrait series of Mughal rulers and allies: Emperor Aurangzeb (r. 1658-1707). Awadh, circa late 18th century. Opaque watercolour with gold on wasli, an incorrect identifying inscription of Shah Jahan written (probably later) in English to the reverse. 25.8 x 16.4cm

The Boston USA framer's paper label is from 23rd April 1963, see image below. The backing paper to the frame also has an incorrect identification written in English.

Personal collection of Raja Chait Singh (1770 - 1781)

Property of British East india Company, 1781-96

Collection Sir John Murray, acq. 1781

Inventory 000965


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Above: gilt detail reflecting light

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