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Indian Painting on Paper of an Elephant, Circa 1800

U556 Indian painting on paper of an elephant, circa 1800
U556 Indian painting on paper of an elephant, circa 1800
U556 Indian painting on paper of an elephant, circa 1800
U556 Indian painting on paper of an elephant, circa 1800

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U556 Indian painting on paper of an elephant, circa 1800

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U556 Indian painting on paper of an elephant, circa 1800

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Indian painting on paper of an elephant, circa 1800, depicting a prince seated on an elephant in a howdah with an attendant and driver, with inscriptions, height: 9.5cm wide, 16.5cm high; condition: minor wear. Elephants were considered of great value in Indian courts, and were often painted in the Mughal Court. For example, there is a similar painting in the National Gallery of Australia, Accession No. NGA 91.1340.