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Bid History: 1   |   Current bid: £270

Indian Kota School Painting Depicting Shah Jahan Hunting Tigers

18th century AD

A polychrome painting depicting Shah Jahan and his favourite wife Mumtaz Mahal hunting tigers roaming in the palace gardens; the Shah and his favourite wife are both in an active pose having just fired their guns, the Shah's other seven wives seated behind them in the tower, one of the tigers at the water's edge and the other one climbing on a hill; to the left a view of the palace and male servants with a group of four guards smoking a shisha pipe before two elaborately dressed horses; another palace on the hilly background. 44 grams, 37.5 x 29.5cm (14 3/4 x 11 3/4"). Very fine condition.

Provenance
From the Sidhu family collection; previously the property of the current owner’s late grandfather, Mr. Havildar Sundar Singh Sidhu, who migrated from India to Kenya to become chief scoutmaster for Kenya in the 1950s, and later emigrated to London bringing with him his substantial collection, in the 1960s.