A Night Celebration of the Prophet’s Birthday from the St. Petersburg album

Maker(s)
Artist: Attributed to Bulaqi, son of Hoshang
Borders: Muhammad Sadiq
Patron: Shah Jahan (reigned 1628-1658)
Historical period(s)
Mughal dynasty, Reign of Shah Jahan, ca. 1635; borders 1751-52
Medium
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 30.5 x 23.1 cm (12 x 9 1/8 in)
Geography
India
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1942.17a
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Painting
Type

Album leaf with painting

Keywords
India, Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858), Reign of Shah Jahan (1628 - 1658), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Published References
  • Sussan Babaie. Isfahan and its Palaces: Statecraft, Shi'ism and the Architecture of Conviviality in Early Modern Iran. Edinburgh Studies in Islamic Art Edinburgh. pl. 24.
  • Ali Anooshahr. The Mughal Empire from Jahangir to Shah Jahan: Art, Architecture, Politics, Law and Literature. Mumbai, India. p. 121, fig. 4b.
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court. Exh. cat. Washington, 1981. cat. 17f, pp. 175-177.
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. King of the World: The Padshahnama: An Imperial Mughal Manuscript from the Royal Library, Windsor Castle. Exh. cat. London, 1997. pp. 218-219, fig. 144.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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