Posted on: 9 March 2014

Hindu gentleman, attributed to Shaikh Muhammad Amir of Karraya
Calcutta, circa 1840

Watercolour on paper, inscribed in pencil on the reverse Baboo [English-speaking], framed
225 x 125 mm.

Source: Bonhams

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He is indeed a Hindu Babu with papers, possibly 'Brahmin, a Dot on forehead, kanthmala, and dress tied not buttoned,(buttons were taboo, made with animal horn), His Paliki parked behind