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Lady at her toilette dressing her hair, a sakhi (companion/maidservant) at either side with mirror and huqqa. Guler, circa 1800. Opaque watercolour with gold on thin translucent paper. 20.9 x 13.5cm
On the reverse can be seen in underdrawing the artist's original composition in which the tree was a weeping variety with two cranes or egrets perched on upper branches - their heads can still be seen on the finished painting, at either side of the horizon.
Ref. code: 000652
Often I will receive requests from website visitors, customers and friends to show paintings from my private collection. I hadn't uploaded any onto this website for many years, until June 1st 2013. I prefer to think of this painting as a part of my own collection instead of as an item of stock. It is not priced but since I can't hold on to every painting that I'd like to, it is open to offers.
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Above: gilt elements fully reflecting light
Above: reverse showing original underdrawing with weeping tree and cranes
Images and text © Peter Blohm