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Auction: Indian and Southeast Asian Art
was auctioned on: 16 September 2008
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A folio from the Polier Album: Layla and Majnun

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Estimate: US$80,000 - US$100,000
Price realised:  US$74,500
Lot number 472, Views: 9

A folio from the Polier Album: Layla and Majnun
ANNOTATED IN FRENCH BELOW, "20. LEILA FESANT VISITE A MAJNOUN DANS LES BOIS" INDIA, OUDH, C. 1770-80
A folio from the Polier Album: Layla and Majnun Annotated in French below, "20. Leila fesant visite a Majnoun dans les Bois" India, Oudh, c. 1770-80 Majnun wearing a simple blue dhoti and seated below a tree with a lion in repose behind him, Layla in rich red and gold robes seated before him with hands folded, attended by three ladies-in-waiting bearing a flywhisk and a gold plate, the elderly driver with his camel in the foreground, all set in a green clearing filled with birds, a wooded mountain and river in the distance and a reddish sky above, surrounded by an inner white border with red flowers and an outer pale blue border with red and white flowers, the French inscription below Opaque pigments and gold on wasli 9 3/8 x 6¾ in. (23.8 x 14.1 cm.), image 14 x 9 7/8 in. (35.6 x 25 cm.), folio

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Indian and Southeast Asian Art
Date of the auction: 16 Sep 2008
Address: Christie's
16 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Center