Akbar II on an elephant, India 19th century – £7000 at Duke’s.

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Consigned from a longstanding collection in west Dorset, the 7 x 9in (17 x 23cm) work was pursued to £7000 on May 31, where it was knocked down to an internet buyer in the Pacific Rim.

Guy Schwinge, a partner at Duke’s, described the work as a “strong image” that had come from an old family collection.

The image of Akbar II processing on an elephant is found elsewhere, including a Company School version in the V&A’s collection.