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Sufi saint Sheikh Ahmad-ud-din Muhammed Quereshi. Bikaner, circa 1670. Siyah kalam (brush-drawing) on warqa. 15.5 x 10.20cm
This siyah kalam portrait will have been produced by the artist for personal use and not like almost all of output to be sold. This example was acquired in the 1950s directly from the descendants of the artist. It is published in Shanane Davis,The Bikaner School: Usta Artisans and Their Heritage, Jodhpur, 2008, p.389.
Provenance: Shanane Davis
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