Jahangir Shooting the Head of Malik Ambar

Maker(s)
Artist: Inscribed (later) to Abu'l-Hasan
Historical period(s)
Mughal dynasty, Reign of Jahangir, early 19th century
Movement
Mughal Court
School
Mughal School
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 38 x 26 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/4 in)
Geography
India
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1948.19a
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Painting
Type

Album folio with painting

Keywords
archery, bull, emperor, fish, flower, globe, India, Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858), nasta'liq script, Reign of Jahangir (1605 - 1627), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Published References
  • Sotheby's (London). Catalogues of Valuable Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures, Comprising a series of very important Indian drawings by the court painters of the great Moghul emperors, Shah Jahan and Aurangzib, the property of a gentleman. London, December 12-13, 1929. lot 109.
  • Richard Ettinghausen. The Emperor's Choice., reprint. New York. pl. 32, fig. 12.
  • Sir Thomas W. Arnold. The Library of A. Chester Beatty: A Catalogue of the Indian Miniatures. 3 vols. London. p. 32.
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court., 2nd. Washington and Ahmedabad, India, 2012. cat. 24C, p. 143, p. 145, fig. 42.
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court. Exh. cat. Washington, 1981. cat. 18c, pp. 181, 185-186.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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