Sikh Art Watch – April 19 2016 – Sikh Art Auction at Bonhams

A Sikh prince, seated at a balcony, armed with sword, shield and khatar Punjab Plains, perhaps Patiala, circa 1830-40

Auction Date: 19 April 2016, starting at 11:00 BST 
AUCTION 23436: ISLAMIC AND INDIAN ART

Lot# 228
Estimate: £2,500 – 3,500
Sold:

CATALOGUE NOTE

gouache and gold on paper, in a painted oval, cornerpieces comprising stylised floral motifs, blue and black inner margin rules, plain outer border
painting 133 x 97 mm.; sheet 235 x 168 mm.

FOOTNOTES

  • For a very similar portrait, perhaps depicting the very same sitter, see W. G. Archer, Paintings of the Sikhs, London 1966, pp. 145-146, no. 23, fig. 48 (Punjab Plains, circa 1840, Victoria and Albert Museum; Archer suggests a possible connection with the Kangra family, and Mian Ranbir Chand specifically).

 

 


Guru Nanak and his nine successors, seated on a terrace beneath a tree, with Mardana and another attendant
Tanjore, South India, 19th Century

Auction Date: 19 April 2016, starting at 11:00 BST 

AUCTION 23436: ISLAMIC AND INDIAN ART

Sikh Art Watch – April 19 2016 – Sikh Art Auction at Bonhams

Lot# 229
Estimate: £3,000 – 4,000
Sold:

CATALOGUE NOTE

gouache, gilt gesso and glass on wood
610 x 490 mm.

FOOTNOTES

  • For a similar painting of the ten Sikh gurus, see T.S. Randhawa, The Sikh: Images of a Heritage, 2000, p. 8.

 

 

 

 


A Sikh prince and several noblemen entertained by musicians and dancers on a palace terrace
Kangra, mid-19th Century

Auction Date: 19 April 2016, starting at 11:00 BST 

AUCTION 23436: ISLAMIC AND INDIAN ART

Sikh Art Watch – April 19 2016 – Sikh Art Auction at Bonhams

Lot# 284
Estimate: £10,000 – 15,000
Sold:

CATALOGUE NOTE

gouache and gold on paper, blue floral inner border, pink outer border
242 x 317 mm.

FOOTNOTES

  • Provenance:
    The Collection of Evelyn and Peter Kraus.
    The collection of the Rajkumar and Kunwarani of Wankaner (label on backboard).
    Formerly on extended loan to the Williams College Museum of Art from the above.

 

 

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