A large pre 1900 Moghul painting in a Muslin cotton fabric (27 inx19 in) 69 cmx 48cm depicting the MUGHAL SHIKARGAH image of 6 famous Moghul Emperors? “The Great Mughal imperial Hunt”?. The paint seems is of natural pigments and the gold colour faded with tiny dots of gold powder glittering in the surface. The cloth is faded and breaking down in many places due to aging. There is a number 935 written in one corner possibly an inventory for a record keeping. Also to emphasize that there is a clear evidence that this piece was previously secured only on the right side with 4 pin holes spacing equally divided. The other 3 parts are clear from any pin holes, indicating this piece was fixed by some sort of book binding process. With Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan built Jama Masjid in red sandstone bricks in the background portraying an impressive example of Islamic Architecture. The night Hunt and the 3 dimensional light effects of the moonlight landscape reminds us of Mir Kalam Khan atelier artworks.
This item was purchased from a charity shop
Thank you for your appraisal inquiry with Mearto. I apologize for the delay in your appraisal and thank you for your patience. The item presented appears to be a Mughal Empire painting, composed of natural pigments on a muslin, measuring 27 by 19 inches. The work appears to date to the 18th or 19th century - a full in-person examination may determine a more accurate age. The depiction depicts a royal hunting scene and does not appear to be attributed to a specific artist.
The estimate provided is based on recent auction estimates and results of comparable Mughal Empire natural pigment paintings depicting similar royal hunting scenes, deepening on size. The estimate is contingent on a full condition report. Please note asking or dealer prices may vary. Thank you and please take care.