Indian and Islamic works of art from private collections of Mughal scholar Dr. Linda Leach for sale at Bonhams

LONDON.- Property from the collection of the leading Mughal scholar, the late Dr. Linda York Leach (1942-2006) in Bonhams next Islamic and Indian sale on 24th April, offers a rare and exciting opportunity to collectors. Interest and scholarship in Indian miniature painting has grown considerably over the last fifty years and Dr Leach was central to this renewed scholarship. Dr Leach is firmly placed among the leading academics in the field of Indian miniature painting from the last few decades and her miniatures, works of art and working reference library reflect the important contribution she has made. The beautiful garden she planted with her late husband, the Englishman and leading Civil Servant at the M.O.D. John Critchley, in Richmond-upon-Thames show another passion by this remarkable academic – a passion for English garden roses. The Rajput schools of Indian miniatures are well represented in her 30-piece collection. A