10-12-2013 10-12-2013
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October 12, 2013 11:00AMCalender

Three Portraits of Maharajas

Auction: Asian Works Of Art - 2678B Location: Boston Date / Time: October 12, 2013 11:00AM


Three Portraits of Maharajas, Mughal India, late 18th/19th century, color and gold on paper, each haloed figure dressed in a pleated tunic and an ornamented cap, standing before a wall of plants, 9 3/4 x 6 1/4 in., glazed and framed.

Provenance: Christie's New York, East, Sale 8275, Lot 388, September 1999.
Estimate $500-700

Note : All three portraits with label verso dating the framing to 1963; one with note "The portraits in this book belonged to Rajah ...and were taken from his library at the ... purchased for Sir John Murray by Lord James... 3...1796."

Not examined out of frames but appear to be in good condition.

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James, John Murray