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Artist:
Attributed to Hunhar  Search this
Borders:
Muhammad Baqir (mid-18th century)  Search this
Muhammad-Hadi  Search this
Calligrapher:
Imad al-Hasani (died 1615)  Search this
Medium:
Opaque watercolor on paper with gold
Dimensions:
H x W: 47.2 x 32.2 cm (18 9/16 x 12 11/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Album
Origin:
India
Date:
ca. 1660, borders mid-18th c.
Period:
Mughal dynasty
Previous custodian or owner:
Mughal Imperial Library
Persian Imperial Library
Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd.
Provenance:
To 1739
Mughal Imperial Library, India, to 1739 [1]
To late 19th century
Persian Imperial Library, to late 19th century [2]
Private European collection (possibly Russian Imperial Library) [3]
To 1996
Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd., New York City, to 1996
From 1996
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd. in 1996
Notes:
[1] Indian paintings in the St. Petersburg Album left India in 1739 with the loot taken to Iran by Nadir Shah, following his sack of Delhi.
The pages left Tehran in the early 1900s and were dispersed into European collections, including that of Tsar Nicholas II (according to Curatorial Note 4, Milo C. Beach, February 26, 1996, in the object record). See also the object record for F1994.4, Curatorial Note 5, Milo C. Beach, March 4, 1994.
[2] See note 1.
[3] See note 1.
Topic:
portrait  Search this
flower  Search this
moon  Search this
vina  Search this
poetry  Search this
Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858)  Search this
nasta'liq script  Search this
India  Search this
Libra  Search this
emperor  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1996.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1996.1