A view of a "European youth with his dog," Deccani, mid-1600s
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"A EUROPEAN YOUTH WITH HIS DOG, DECCAN, MID 17TH CENTURY. Grisaille drawing heightened with colour washes and gold, and with beetle-wing imitating green jewels, the youth in typical 17th century European dress and with long straight sword holds a small gold cup, with small dog standing on hind legs at his feet, Persian inscription in shikasteh script at top, areas of flaking, mounted, framed and glazed. 7½ x 4 1/8in. (19.2 x 10cm.).
Lot Notes: The couplet relates to this drawing-- it speaks of a foreigner holding a wine cup. An almost identical tinted drawing of a European youth is in the India Office Library (Johnson album 16, no.7), published in Toby Falk and Mildred Archer, Indian Miniatures in the India Office Library, London, Delhi and Karachi, 1981, pl.464, p.523."
Another depiction from the period
Source: New York Times, June 29, 2007, p. E37
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