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Mrs. W.H. Shapley
Between 1600 and 1604, theMughal prince Salim (the future emperor Jahangir) established a court at Allahabad in defiance of his father, the emperor Akbar (reigned 1556–1604). Along with plotting against his father, Salim spent his time in Allahabad commissioning paintings and hunting. In this work, the prince, who can be identified by his jutting jaw and drooping mustache, rides a white steed. Intriguingly, in spite of Salim’s conflict with his father, the painter endowed the rider on the brown horse with Akbar’s profile and gave him the honor of the kill.
- Published References
- Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court., 2nd. Washington and Ahmedabad, India, 2012. cat. 46, p. 174.
- Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court. Exh. cat. Washington, 1981. cat. 20, p. 193.
- Collection Area(s)
- South Asian and Himalayan Art
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