www.IndianMiniaturePaintings.co.uk - Muharram festival procession. Anglo-Indian (a.k.a. 'Company School') at Patna, circa mid-19th century. Opaque watercolour on mica. 14.2 x 19cm

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Muharram festival procession. Anglo-Indian (a.k.a. 'Company School') at Patna, circa mid-19th century. Opaque watercolour on mica. 14.2 x 19cm

Here attributed to Shiva Lal or his workshop

For a closely comparable Muharram processional scene on paper attributed to Shiva Lal see Linda York Leach, 'Mughal and other Indian Paintings from the Chester Beatty Library Vol. II', 1995, fig. 7.101. This example differs by being painted on mica, otherwise only in minor features of the procession such as the towers' having one less platform, flagpole finials being less elaborate and detail of figurative elements such as costumes being slightly simplified, but otherwise matching sufficiently to suggest the same charba (pounce, pin-prick form of tracing) or artist's portfolio was likely used in both.

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