An album, bound in painted leather covers, containing paintings and calligraphies

Historical period(s)
Mughal dynasty, Assembled in 18th century
Mughal Court
Mughal School
Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper with lacquered, painted leather covers
H x W (.3 sheet): 46 × 32.2 cm (18 1/8 × 12 11/16 in)
India, Uttar Pradesh state, Lucknow
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Album, Painting


India, Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858)

To 1907
Colonel Henry Bathurst Hanna (1839-1914), London, to 1907 [1]

From 1907 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Colonel Henry Bathurst Hanna in 1907 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]


[1] See See Original List of Persian Miniatures and Manuscripts, Miscellaneous section of Inventory, S.I. 1588, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Colonel Henry Bathurst Hanna (C.L. Freer source) 1839-1914
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court., 2nd. Washington and Ahmedabad, India, 2012. cat. 25, 25A, 25B, 25C, p. 148-151.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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