THE EMPEROR HUMAYUN ENTHRONED, INDIA, DELHI, CIRCA 1800
gouache with gold on paper, laid down on blue card, reverse with an inscription of identification, framed
22.2 by 13cm.
The painting has been laid on carton, the reverse with some annotations in pencil and pen, some smudges and minor stains, as viewed.
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Ex-collection Julius Caesar Ibbetson (1759-1817).
Spink & Sons, London, 1960s.
Julius Caesar Ibbetson was an 18th-century British water-colourist and landscape painter. He exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1783, and was the official draughtsman to Colonel Charles Cathcart on the first British Embassy to Peking in 1787.
The emperor Humayun, identified by his distinctive taj-i izzat turban, kneels on a golden throne holding a rose in his right hand. beside him an attendants holds a white mandil in his right hand and a small object, possibly a white pearl, in his left.