Seated Youth

Maker(s)
Artist: Abu'l Hasan (born 1588 or 1589)
Historical period(s)
Mughal dynasty, Reign of Jahangir, ca. 1600
Movement
Mughal Court
School
Mughal School
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 12.4 x 7.3 cm (4 7/8 x 2 7/8 in)
Geography
India
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1907.161
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Painting

Keywords
India, man, Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858), Reign of Jahangir (1605 - 1627)
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Label

Portraits of graceful young men reading or holding flowers are frequent in Iranian painting though rare in Mughal art. This drawing of an elegant youth is by the master painter Abu'l Hasan. Known as "Nadir-al-zaman" (Wonder of the Age), Abu'l Hasan was one of the finest painters of the Mughal emperor Jahangir's atelier.

Published References
  • Dr. Esin Atil. The Brush of the Masters: Drawings from Iran and India. Exh. cat. Washington, 1978. cat. 68, p. 114.
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. Colonel Hanna's Indian Paintings. vol. 118, no. 258 London, August 1983. pp. 154-159, fig. 1.
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court., 2nd. Washington and Ahmedabad, India, 2012. cat. 41, p. 169, fig. 45.
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court. Exh. cat. Washington, 1981. cat. 27, pp. 198-200.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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