Page of Calligraphy [obverse] from the St. Petersburg album

Maker(s)
Calligrapher: Imad al-Hasani (died 1615)
Borders: Muhammad Hadi (Iranian, active mid-18th century)
Historical period(s)
Mughal dynasty, calligraphy 1610-11, margins 1756–57
Movement
Mughal Court
School
Mughal School
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 35.3 × 17.1 cm (13 7/8 × 6 3/4 in)
Geography
India
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1945.9b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Calligraphy
Type

Album leaf with calligraphy

Keywords
India, Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Published References
  • Shanti Swarup. Flora and Fauna in Mughal Art. Bombay. ill. 75.
  • Barbara Schmitz. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court. vol. 28, no. 1, Spring 1982. fig. 5.
  • Richard Ettinghausen. Paintings of the Sultans and Emperors of India in American Collections. Lalit Kala Series of Indian Art New Delhi. pl. 12.
  • Calendar of Exhibitions. vol. 16, no. 4 Hong Kong, April 1985. p. 56.
  • Francis Robinson. Atlas of the Islamic World Since 1500. Oxford. p. 65r.
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court., 2nd. Washington and Ahmedabad, India, 2012. cat. 22A, p. 124.
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court. Exh. cat. Washington, 1981. p. 169.
  • Dr. Esin Atil, W. Thomas Chase, Paul Jett. Islamic Metalwork in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, 1985. pp. 222-223, fig. 72.
  • Thomas W. Lentz, Glenn D. Lowry. Timur and the Princely Vision: Persian Art and Culture in the Fifteenth Century. Exh. cat. Los Angeles. p. 323, fig. 110.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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