Only five, single-page erotic paintings with no associated story-lines by the famous eighteenth-century artist Abdullah Bukhari, are known. Of these, only one represents a homo-erotic scene (sold at Christie's, London, 18 and 20 October 1994, lot 96). For further information on Abdullah Bukhari, who flourished in the first half of the eighteenth century, see T. Artan and I.C. Schick, 'Ottomanizing pornotopia: Changing visual codes in eighteenth-century Ottoman erotic miniatures', in F. Leoni and M. Natif (Eds.), Eros and Sexuality in Islamic Art,
Surrey, 2013, pp.157-207, particularly pp.174-7.
A miniature by the same artist was sold in these rooms, 24 April 2012, lot 224.
Only one illustrated. To view the other work in this lot, please go to sothebys.com