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Indian Art, A large and Beautiful View of the Peacock Throne in the Diwan-i-Khas of the Red Fort, in a Wooden Frame, Company School, Delhi, circa 1860.

Gouache on Ivory, of an Oval form depicting the later Peacock Throne, that was famous for its richness and beauty, the Jeweled Throne was the Seat of the Mughal Emperors that Conquered Northern India. It was commissioned in the early 17th century by Emperor Shah Jahan and was located in the Red Fort of Delhi.
The Original Throne was subsequently captured and taken as a war trophy in 1739 by the Persian King Nader Shah, and has been lost ever since.
A replacement Throne based on the original was commissioned afterwards and existed until the Indian Rebellion of 1857.

Painting protected by glass covering and remounted in a wooden Frame covered with Red Silk Velvet Fabric, made at W. Craibe, Angus fine Art Gallery at Glasgow, folding easel stand to reverse

Condition: Excellent

17 cms. Wide
14.5 cms high
  • Identification Number: 54


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