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PROPERTY FROM THE LANIER COLLECTION

MAHARAJA SIDH SEN OF MANDI AND AN ATTENDANT
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 USD
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309

PROPERTY FROM THE LANIER COLLECTION

MAHARAJA SIDH SEN OF MANDI AND AN ATTENDANT
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Works of Art Including Property from The Cleveland Museum of Art

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MAHARAJA SIDH SEN OF MANDI AND AN ATTENDANT
Opaque watercolor heightened with gold on paper
image: 10 by 6 1/4 in. (25.4 by 15.8 cm)
folio: 11 1/2 by 7 3/4 in. (27.9 by 17.7 cm)
India, Pahari, Mandi, circa 1750
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Provenance

Douglas McDougal Collection
The Paul F. Walter Collection
Sotheby's New York,  November 14, 2002, lot 69

Catalogue Note

Maharaja Sidh Sen of Mandi (r. 1684-1727) in older age - dressed in a brilliant scarlet full-length jama and a matching stylized pagri (cap) - seated against a blue bolster on a floral carpet.  He holds his sheathed ceremonial sword by the hilt.  An attendant waves a large morchal (peacock-feathered fan) as a symbol of royal authority.  Against a flat light-brown background with a band of white and blue sky above.  Lines of birds dot the sky.

A companion example with the same attendant but Sidh Sen depicted as a younger ruler is in the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, accession no. 1999.127.10. For another painting of Sidh Sen as an older man accompanied by the same morchal-bearer in the Edwin Binney III Collection, see Edwin Binney III, Rajput Miniatures from the Collection of Edwin Binney 3rd, Portland, 1968, p. 89, cat 67.

Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Works of Art Including Property from The Cleveland Museum of Art

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