328
328
India, Deccan, Bijapur
MARBLED ELEPHANT
Estimate
5,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 20,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
328
India, Deccan, Bijapur
MARBLED ELEPHANT
Estimate
5,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 20,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist

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India, Deccan, Bijapur
MARBLED ELEPHANT
opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, framed
opaque pigments heightened with gold on paper, framed
leaf: 40 by 26.2cm., 15 3/4 by 10 3/8 in. painting: 31.5 by 20.8cm., 12 3/8 by 8 3/16 in.
17th century
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Provenance

Bourrelier Collection, Paris
Ex. Alexis Renard
Sotheby’s London, 7 April 1975, lot 165

Catalogue Note

Marbling as a technique was practised throughout Asia, however marbled studies of animals was a speciality of the Deccan and in particular Bijapur. For many years scholars believed these marbled paintings were produced by Ottoman artists but Zebrowski later convincingly attributed a number of surviving examples to the Deccan. Another marbled elephant study also from the Hodgkin collection is reversed with the elephant reserved against a marbled background (Topsfield 2012, no.41).

Howard Hodgkin, Portrait of the Artist

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London