Opaque Watercolors by Provincial Mughal Court Artists Highlight Bonhams SaleSep 17, 2021 10:00 EDT - Sep 24, 2021 10:00 EDT
Muhammad Reza-i-Hindi was one of the celebrated artists of the mid-18th century in the provincial Mughal courts. After he traveled from India to Iran, he added the epithet “Hindi” to his name to indicate his Indian roots. This distinguished him from other local artists. A circa 1760 painting attributed to Muhammad Reza-i-Hindi will feature in this upcoming Bonhams sale. The opaque watercolor painting is mounted on a buff album page with a pink border and golden lines. It depicts a woman clutching a wine flask in one hand and a Venetian glass cup in the other. With a graceful demeanor, she wears a tangerine shawl and white-colored gauze around her waist.
Another opaque watercolor by provincial Mughal artist Muhammad Faqirullah Khan leads the listings. The illustration from the Ragamala series, Lalita Ragini, has highly intricate details on the painted surface. These include the blue sky dotted with stars at the crack of dawn and a terrace ornamented with a floral carpet. It also shows a man departing from his lover and looking back at her resting figure. Additionally, the auction features a palm leaf folio illustrated on both sides. It depicts scenes from Lavanyavati, a poem composed by the renowned Oriya poet Upendra Bhanja in the 18th century. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Bonhams.
Lot Categories:Asian Works Of Art, Decorative Arts (59)
# of Lots:59
Price Range:$600 - $15,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|A Portrait Of A Lady Holding A Wine Flask|| Estimate: |
|A Double-Sided Illustrated Palm Leaf Folio Depicting Scenes From The Lavanyavati|| Estimate: |
|An Illustration From A Ragamala Series: Lalita Ragini|| Estimate: |
|A Blackstone Stele Of Vishnu|| Estimate: |
|A Copper Alloy Head Of Buddha|| Estimate: |