This is a VERY Finely painted scene of an early 1700's Wedding Procession (?) of a Sikh Maharao.
The scene is approx. 10" x 16" and is matted and framed behind glass. The frame measurements are 17" x 20" The framing, according to the stamp on the back, shows the painting was framed at a Gallery in Chelsea, London.
The painting appears to be on silk and the details are incredible!
This quality of this painting is equivalent to the Master Painters of Palekh Miniature Lacquer Boxes from Russia.
While we have not been able to identify a specific Maharao associated with the Sikh Pennant/Banner depicted in the right side of the scene, the scene appears to be a rather typical Procession/Wedding Procession that would have occurred in the early 1700's. The Banner in the painting is similar to a typical "early 18th century Nishan Sahib-Sikh flag".
No signatures are visible on the painting. Condition is wonderful.
Although the scene is representative of the early 18th century, it is believed the painting is rather modern in construct. There also appears to be use of gold and silver in the paints. The painting is so fine it appears that some paint strokes were applied by only a single strand of hair.
Although this painting is not to be considered an "antique", it certainly of Museum grade! I have only seen similar paintings of this quality, and they were in Museums!
This would be a most wonderful wedding gift!
Now asking only $1,500.
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