Pierre Bergé, 9 June 2011
In collaboration with Marie-Christine David
These five pages were produced for the Swiss Antoine-Louis Polier (1741-1780), settled in Faizabad during the reign of Shuja ud-Dawla (1753-1775). They are easily identifiable by their size, 45,7 x 61,7 cm, but also their decorative margins covered of flowers and surrounded by a double dark-blue border.
Two paintings are signed by Muhammad Yusuf Khan, three calligraphies on the back are signed and dated by Muhammad ‘Ali and one by Muhammad Ibrahim.