Nawab Ja'far Khan from the Impey Album

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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1770
  • Geography

    Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh state, Avadh (Oudh), India
  • Material

    Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (overall): 47 x 23.7 cm (18 1/2 x 9 5/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Court

    Mughal Court
  • School/Tradition

    Mughal School
  • Description

    Detached folio from a dispersed manuscript; Nawab Ja'far Khan from the Impey Album; inscription in Persian nasta'liq script on the top of the folio reads: portrait of Nawab Ja'far Khan; seal on the back.
    Border: The painting is set in gold, black and white rulings with a dark blue floral scroll border surrounded by a narrow gold band, mounted on a gold-sprinkled paperboard.
  • Inscriptions

    On the top, "portrait of Nawab Ja'far Khan."
  • Collection

    Arthur M. Sackler Collection
  • Exhibition History

    A Jeweler's Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection (November 20, 1988 to April 30, 1989)
  • Origin

    Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh state, Avadh (Oudh), India
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
  • Type

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