A European courtesan, India, Provincial Mughal, Oudh, circa 1770-80
gouache with gold on paper, borders of blue and gold-flecked cream paper, spurious attribution to the artist Mirza Hashim in the lower margin, reverse with nasta’liq quatrain signed by Mir 'Ali
painting: 11 by 7cm.
leaf: 41.4 by 28.9cm.
Ex-collection Joe & Hellen Darion, New York.
Acquired from the Olsen Foundation, Bridgeport, Conn.
Olsen Travelling Exhibition, Persian Miniature no. 111 (label on reverse of frame).
North Carolina Museum of Art, 1962 (loan number Olsen Persian Miniature TL.62.10.111, label on reverse of frame).