A Pilgrim and an ascetic in conversation

Historical period(s)
Mughal dynasty, Reign of Jahangir, ca. 1600
Movement
Mughal Court
School
Mughal School
Medium
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 10.3 x 9.3 cm (4 1/16 x 3 11/16 in)
Geography
India
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1929.76
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Painting

Keywords
ascetic, India, Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858), pilgrimage, Reign of Jahangir (1605 - 1627)
Provenance

To 1929
Kirkor Minassian, New York to 1929 [1]

From 1929
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Kirkor Minassian, New York in 1929 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note.

[2] See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Kirkor Minassian 1874-1944

Published References
  • Great Drawings of All Time. 4 vols., New York. pl. 874.
  • Dr. Esin Atil. The Brush of the Masters: Drawings from Iran and India. Exh. cat. Washington, 1978. cat. 66, pp. 112-113.
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court., 2nd. Washington and Ahmedabad, India, 2012. cat. 42, p. 170.
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court. Exh. cat. Washington, 1981. cat. 29, p. 201.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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