|Published||Imp. Delâtre, Paris [c.1869]|
|Dimensions||Image 320 x 215 mm, Plate 335 x 250 mm, Sheet 445 x 315 mm|
A characterful mid-ninteenth century French portrait of Shuja-ud-Daula, Grand Vizier of the Mughal Empire, and his son Mirza Asaf-ud-Daula, from the Iconographie générale et methodique du costume du IVe au XIXe siècle: collection gravée a l'eau forte d'après des documents authentiques et inédits. The pair are shown three-quarter length, wearing brocaded jama and pagri. Shuja also wears a fur-lined farzi, and has a katar dagger tucked into his belt. In his left hand, he carries a talwar. The engraving purports to be derived from a miniature in the Louvre, painted just a year before Shuja-ud-Daula's death.
Raphael Jacquemin (1821-1881) was a French etcher and engraver.
August Delâtre (1822-1907) was a French engraver, illustrator, and publisher, and founder of l'Imprimerie Delâtre, which was continued by his son Eugène Alfred Delâtre (1864-1938).
Condition: Minor foxing and time toning to margins. Minor creasing and tears to edges of sheet, not affecting plate. Blank on verso.