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Miniature. “Thakur Dawlat Singh Among Courtiers” India, Delhi; c. 1825 Miniature: 27.6 × 38.5 cm This was the beginning of Company painting, named after the East India Company, the commercial forerunner of Britain’s takeover of India in 1858. The Indian leader from Jodhpur and his men, all of them identified by name, were rendered painstakingly and with great individuality. The painting has been attributed to Ghulam Ali Khan.

Miniature. “Thakur Dawlat Singh Among Courtiers” India, Delhi; c. 1825 Miniature: 27.6 × 38.5 cm This was the beginning of Company painting, named after the East India Company, the commercial forerunner of Britain’s takeover of India in 1858. The Indian leader from Jodhpur and his men, all of them identified by name, were rendered painstakingly and with great individuality. The painting has been attributed to Ghulam Ali Khan.

The young Emperor Shah Alam II enthroned on a terrace watching a nautch, Mughal, Murshidabad, circa 1760-65 | lot | Sotheby's

The young Emperor Shah Alam II enthroned on a terrace watching a nautch, Mughal, Murshidabad, circa 1760-65 | lot | Sotheby's

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Maharaja Takhat Singh with a lady while a sacrifice takes place in the backgroud | sotheby's n09478lot7m2chen

Maharaja Takhat Singh with a lady while a sacrifice takes place in the backgroud | sotheby's n09478lot7m2chen

Leaf with two Ragamala illustrations: Khambavati Ragini and Kakuba Ragini, India, Deccan, Hyderabad, circa 1760 Gouache heightened with gold on paper, a double-sided leaf, each page with text above the miniature in red and black nast’aliq script on cream paper, red borders, recto numbered in lower border in Persian '18'

Leaf with two Ragamala illustrations: Khambavati Ragini and Kakuba Ragini, India, Deccan, Hyderabad, circa 1760 Gouache heightened with gold on paper, a double-sided leaf, each page with text above the miniature in red and black nast’aliq script on cream paper, red borders, recto numbered in lower border in Persian '18'

Ochterlony, like many figures of his age, lived a double life. By night,he lived in Mughal style with his Mughal wives, as seen in his celebrated image on view here, dressed in turban and kurta pajamas watching his dancing girls. Yet by day he upheld the prestige of the Company, fighting with distinction in the Anglo-Maratha war of 1803–5, and the Nepal War of 1815, as well as playing a prominent role in the Company’s political service.

Ochterlony, like many figures of his age, lived a double life. By night,he lived in Mughal style with his Mughal wives, as seen in his celebrated image on view here, dressed in turban and kurta pajamas watching his dancing girls. Yet by day he upheld the prestige of the Company, fighting with distinction in the Anglo-Maratha war of 1803–5, and the Nepal War of 1815, as well as playing a prominent role in the Company’s political service.

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