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Ozias Humphry, R.A.
HONITON, DEVON 1742 - 1810 LONDON
PORTRAIT OF WAZIR ALI KHAN, LATER NAWAB WAZIR OF OUDH (1780-1817)
Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, later silver-gilt frame, London 1928;
signed with the artist's monogram, inscribed and dated on the backing card: Saib Zada / eldest Son & presump[tive] / Heir to Asoph ul Dowla[h] / Nabob of Oude & / O: H: pt. 1786. / Lucknow.
88 by 67 mm.
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Provenance

William Upcott Humphry (1779-1845), the artist's son;
his executor's sale, London, Sotheby's, 15-19 June 1846, lot 404;
Charles Hampden Turner, Dorking;
Edward Grosvenor Paine (1911-1989), New Orleans;
with Edwin Bucher, Trogen, 1981

Exhibited

Edinburgh, 1965, no. 248

Literature

Williamson, 1918, p. 269
Foskett, 1972, vol. I, p. 345, vol. II, pl. 179, fig. 457

Catalogue Note

The sitter, identified by Humphry as 'Saib Zada' (Little Prince), was the adopted son and heir of Asaf-ud-Daula, Nawab Wazir of Oudh (d. 1797). For a portrait of Asaf-ud-Daula, painted by Humphry in the same year as the present miniature see: Sotheby's, London, 16 April 2008, lot 48.

The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part I

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