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Raja Abhiraj Singh of Jaswan. Kangra, circa 1770. Opaque watercolour with gold on wasli. 24.8 x 18.1cm

Provenance: Royal collection of Raja Sansar Chand of Kangra and by descent to Raja Dhrub Dev Chand of Lambragoan, Kangra

Published:

Indian Paintings from the Punjab Hills: A Survey and History of Pahari Miniature Painting, Vol. 1: Text, Archer WG, Sotheby Parke Bernet, London, 1973, p.282-3, 8(i-xv) “Formerly ancestral collection of Raja Dhrub Dev Chand of Lambragoan, Kangra.”; 8 (iii): “Inscribed on the face in Persian characters ‘Raja Abhirav Singh of Jaswan son of Rai Jaghar Singh’; Vol. 2: Plates, p.196, fig. 8(iii)

Ref. code 000216

Offer (private and confidential) made 27th June 2013, not accepted

Higher offer (private and confidential) made 1st July 2013, not accepted

Higher offer (private and confidential) accepted 12th July 2013

 

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Above: gilt detail reflecting light

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