Thursday, October 8, 2015

Indian Art from the Sven Gahlin Collection

The collection of Sven Gahlin was auctioned at Sotheby's this week, 157 lots that fetched a total of £4.5 million. Here are some highlights. A prince holding a falcon and galloping through a rocky landscape, Deccan, Golconda, circa 1680-1700

A yellow-backed woodpecker, attributed to Mansur, Mughal, circa 1585-90

Raja Pratap Singh standing on a terrace worshipping the goddess Devi, Jodhpur, dated 1732-33

A dervish of the Qalandari order with a pet sheep, by Mukund, Mughal, circa 1585-95

The Emperor Shah Jahan watching a wrestling match, attributable to Mir Kalan Khan, Delhi or Lucknow, circa 1750, detail

A crow-pheasant or coucal, Calcutta, Company School, circa 1800

The emperor Akbar Shah II (r.1806-37) in Durbar, attributable to Ghulam Murtaza Khan Musavvir, Mughal, Delhi, circa 1810

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