Sikh Art Watch – June 9 2015 – Sikh Art Auction at Bonhams

A young Sikh prince seated on a balcony receiving a priest in a palace courtyard, an adviser seated at his side – Auction at Bonhams

Sikh Art Watch – June 9 2015   - Sikh Art Auction at BonhamsAuction Date: 9 June 2015  Islamic and Indian Art Sale- 22851Lot# 422
Estimate: £3000 – 4000

CATALOGUE NOTE
A young Sikh prince seated on a balcony receiving a priest in a palace courtyard, an adviser seated at his side
Guler, circa 1820. Gouache and gold on paper, inner border with stylised floral motifs in gold on a dark blue ground, pink outer border, cover paper with 9 lines of gurmukhi script in black and red ink, in mount
305 x 234 mm.

FOOTNOTES
Provenance: collection of the late Pearl King (1918-2015).
Guler was administered by the Sikhs from 1813 until 1849 and the second Sikh war, when it became part of the British district of Kangra. It was during this period that accomplished Guler artists were commissioned by wealthy Sikh patrons: indeed Guler artists created a special Sikh style in studios in Adinaanagar, Lahore and Amritsar. For further discussion see W. G. Archer, Paintings of the Sikhs, London 1966; W. G. Archer, Indian Paintings from the Punjab Hills, London 1973, vol. I, pp. 129 & 133, vol. II, p. 129, pl. 69; K. Singh, N. Poovaya-Smith and K. Ponnapa, Warm and Rich and Fearless, London 1991; S. Stronge (ed.), The Arts of The Sikh Kingdoms, London 1999, pp. 92-113.


An elderly nobleman, possibly a Sikh, seated in a pavilion – Auction at Bonhams

Sikh Art Watch – June 9 2015 - Sikh Art Auction at Bonhams

Auction Date: 9 June 2015  Islamic and Indian Art Sale- 22851

Lot# 423
Estimate: £500 – 700

CATALOGUE NOTE Punjab Plains, early 19th Century –
An elderly nobleman, possibly a Sikh, seated in a pavilion
Punjab Plains, early 19th Century
gouache on paper, in a painted oval, pink border
224 x 159 mm.
FOOTNOTES
Provenance: collection of the late Pearl King (1918-2015).


The Sikh Guru Gobind Singh on horseback accompanied by attendants – Auction at Bonhams

Sikh Art Watch – June 9 2015 - Sikh Art Auction at Bonhams

Auction Date: 9 June 2015  Islamic and Indian Art Sale- 22851

Lot# 428
Estimate: £800 – 1200

CATALOGUE NOTE
The Sikh Guru Gobind Singh on horseback accompanied by attendants
Punjab Plains, circa 1820-30
gouache and gold on paper, nagari/takri inscription on painted surface, red border
117 x 142 mm.


A prince, or perhaps one of the sikh gurus, seated on a terrace with an attendant waving a flywhisk – Auction at Bonhams

Sikh Art Watch – June 9 2015 - Sikh Art Auction at Bonhams

Auction Date: 9 June 2015  Islamic and Indian Art Sale- 22851

Lot# 429
Estimate: £1000 – 1500

CATALOGUE NOTE
Garhwal, circa 1820-30 – A prince, or perhaps one of the Sikh Gurus, seated on a terrace with an attendant waving a flywhisk
Garhwal, circa 1820-30
gouache and gold on paper, gurmukhi inscription on painted surface, blue border
113 x 140 mm.
FOOTNOTES
It is possible that this depicts the youngest of the Sikh Gurus, Guru Har Kishan (1661-64), a young man without a beard. The painting is probably from the same album as the previous lot.


The sikh guru govind singh (1666-1708) on horseback with attendants – Auction at Bonhams

Sikh Art Watch – June 9 2015  - Sikh Art Auction at Bonhams

Auction Date: 9 June 2015  Islamic and Indian Art Sale- 22851

Lot# 430
Estimate: £400 – 600

CATALOGUE NOTE North India, early 19th Century – The Sikh Guru Govind Singh (1666-1708) on horseback with attendants
North India, early 19th Century
gouache on paper, red border
182 x 145 mm.


A sikh silver plaque – Auction at Bonhams

Sikh Art Watch – June 9 2015  - Sikh Art Auction at Bonhams

Auction Date: 9 June 2015  Islamic and Indian Art Sale- 22851

Lot# 511
Estimate: £500 – 700

CATALOGUE NOTE Northern India, 19th Century –
A Sikh silver Plaque
Northern India, 19th Century
of circular form, depicting Guru Nanak, the first Sikh Guru, seated on a terrace with his companions, Bhai Mardana to his right playing a stringed instrument, Bhai Bala to his left with a flywhisk
13.7 cm. diameter, 169 g.


 

 

 

 

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