Pen and ink drawing on wove (vellin) paper. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 23.1 x 16.1 cm. The image size is ca. 19.5 x 12.6 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 9.1 x 6.3 inch. The image size is ca. 7.7 x 5 inch.
Antique drawing, untitled. A riderless war elephant or ceremonial elephant. Originally Persian/Mughal/Indian minatures originate from books/diaries and were often removed to be collected in albums. Later recolouring of these items is common. Miniatures are still made today and regularly old paper with manuscript writing is used today to partly paint over with images painted after the historic original scenes depicting scenes of court life, hunting scenes and royal figures. We feel this item is such item. We have assessed this item as a 20th. c. painting on 16-18th. c. paper with original manuscript writing. Indian minature painting. Artists and Engravers: Anonymous.
Condition: Excellent, given age. Small paper damage in the left margin, where a piece tape stuck to the sheet. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: ANTIQUE INDIAN MINATURE PAINTING-ELEPHANT-WAR-CEREMONIAL-ANONYMOUS