Revere Auctions
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The Arts of Asia, India, & the Middle East

Tue, Jul 18, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 112

19th c. Indian Painted Revenue Stamp w/ Peacocks

Estimate: $100 - $200

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Indian painting on revenue stamp paper, 19th century. Depicting intricately detailed peacocks in a lush landscape with the stamp in an oval cartouche in the sky. The reverse with profuse script. In a double-paned glass frame so that both sides can be viewed.

Provenance: From the collection of Frederick and Catherine Asher, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Frederick M. Asher and Catherine E. Asher were prominent scholars in the field of Art History. Both dedicated their lives to the education of students, teaching for many years as professors at the University of Minnesota. They both had a passion for South Asian art, traveling extensively throughout India, Asia, and the Middle East. Selections from their travels and careers as avid art historians are offered in this auction. Their collection includes Indian jewelry, Japanese woodblock prints, an incredible slide collection, and much more.

Unframed; height: 12 1/2 in x width: 7 3/4 in. Framed; height: 7 1/4 in x width: 12 1/4 in.


Toning to the sheet throughout. Stains, light creases, and expected wear throughout the sheet. One small tear near the top right corner of the painting. Several accretions to the verso of the sheet. The painting appears to be in good condition with bold and bright colors. Light wear to the frame; framed between glass; not inspected out of frame.

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