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A Painted Stork (Mycteria Leucocephala) eating a Snail, from the Impey Album, signed by Shaykh Zayn al-Din, Company School, Calcutta, dated 1781

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Estimate:

200,000 to - 300,000 GBP

A Painted Stork (Mycteria Leucocephala) eating a Snail, from the Impey Album, signed by Shaykh Zayn al-Din, Company School, Calcutta, dated 1781

A Painted Stork (Mycteria Leucocephala) eating a Snail, from the Impey Album, signed by Shaykh Zayn al-Din, Company School, Calcutta, dated 1781

Estimate:

200,000 to - 300,000 GBP

Lot sold:

390,100

GBP

pen and ink, watercolour on paper, numbered ''130'' at upper left and upper right, inscribed at lower left with the measurements of the stork, and with Urdu identification in nasta'liq script ''jankhal'', further inscribed and dated ''In the Collection of Lady Impey at Calcutta/ Painted by (in nasta'liq script, Zayn al-Din) Native of Patna 1781”


image: 54.3 by 75.3 cm. (21 ⅜ by 29 ⅝ in.); sheet: 61 by 82.8 cm. (24 by 32 ⅝ in.)

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Sir Elijah Impey (1732-1809) and Lady Impey (1749-1818)
His estate sale, Phillips, New Bond Street, London, 21 May 1810
Colnaghi Oriental, London
Niall Hobhouse, London
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1929-1994)
Sotheby’s, New York, The Estate of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, 23-26 April 1996, lot 44.
Jaleh Khosrovani-Diba
Sotheby’s, London, The Khosrovani-Diba Collection, 19 October 2016, lot 20
Toby Falk and Gael Hayter, Birds in an Indian Garden, Michael Goedhuis, Ltd., (Colnaghi Oriental) and Mallet & Son (Antiques) Ltd., London, 1984, unpaginated
William Dalrymple, ed., Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company, The Wallace Collection, exhibition catalogue, London, 2019, no.21
Birds in an Indian Garden, Michael Goedhuis, Ltd., (Colnaghi Oriental) and Mallet & Son (Antiques) Ltd., London, 12 June - 14 July 1984
Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company
, The Wallace Collection, London, 3 December 2019 - 13 September 2020