A SEDUCTIVE COURTESAN

A SEDUCTIVE COURTESAN
A SEDUCTIVE COURTESAN
A SEDUCTIVE COURTESAN
A SEDUCTIVE COURTESAN
A SEDUCTIVE COURTESAN

A SEDUCTIVE COURTESAN

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A BEAUTIFUL AND SEDUCTIVE COURTESAN.


NORTH INDIA,DELHI SCHOOL,CIRCA 1820 PERIOD



OPAQUE PIGMENTS HEIGHTENED WITH GOLD ON PAPER..
VERY FINELY PAINTED

OVERALL PAINTING SIZE; 9 INCHES BY 6.75 INCHES. 23CM BY 17CM.


A VERY SKILLFUL AND BEAUTIFUL DEPICTION.


PRICE POA. GBP. 


COURTESAN PORTRAITS WERE ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR SUBJECTS,PARTICULARLY IN LUCKNOW,WHERE A THRIVING MERCHANT MIDDLE CLASS BEGAN TO COMMISSION PAINTINGS THAT REFLECTED THEIR LIFESTYLE.
"COURTESANS UNDERWENT RIGOUROUS TRAINING TO ENSURE THEY WOULD PLEASE AND ENTERTAIN THEIR PATRONS. MANY BELONGED TO FAMOUS LINEAGES IN THE 19TH CENTURY AND WERE THE HIGHEST TAX BRACKETS WITH THE LARGEST INCOMES OF ANYONE IN LUCKNOW"  (MASSELOS,1997,P 216)




FOR CONDITION REPORTS,QUERIES OR ANYTHING ELSE,GDEXTERHILL@HOTMAIL.COM

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