A Drunken Babur Returns to Camp at Night, from a Baburnama

Maker(s)
Artist: Farrukh Beg (active early 1580s–1619)
Historical period(s)
Mughal dynasty, ca. 1589
School
Mughal School
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper, mounted within borders of a Rawdat al-safa page
Dimensions
H x W: 41 x 26.3 cm (16 1/8 x 10 3/8 in) H x W (image): 24.3 x 14.1 cm (9 9/16 x 5 9/16 in)
Geography
Pakistan, Lahore
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Henri Vever collection
Accession Number
S1986.231
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Baburnama, drinking, emperor, Henri Vever collection, Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858), night, Pakistan, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1912
Georges Demotte (1877-1923), Paris, France. [1]

From 1912 to 1942
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France, purchased from Georges Demotte, Paris, France on November 1912. [2]

From 1942 to 1986
Family member, Paris and Boulogne, France, by inheritance from Henri Vever, Paris and Noyers, France. [3]

From 1986
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from a family member, Paris and Boulogne, France. [4]

Notes:

[1] See Susan Nemazee, "Appendix 7: Chart of Recent Provenance" in An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection, Glenn D. Lowry et al (Washington, DC: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 406. See also Glen D. Lowry and Susan Nemazee, "Appendix 2: Ledger of Acquisitions, 1894 and 1907-17" in A Jeweler’s Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection (Washington, DC: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Seattle and London: University of Washington Press, 1988), p. 232-33.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See the Agreement for the Purchase and Sale of the Henri Vever Collection of January 9, 1986, Collections Management Office.

[4] See note 3.

Previous Owner(s)

Henri Vever 1854 - 1942
Georges Demotte 1877 - 1923
Francois Mautin French, born 1907

Published References
  • John Guy Jorrit Britschgi. Wonder of the Age: Master Painters of India, 1100-1900. New York. 20, 63.
  • Stewart Gordon. When Art was the World. Cambridge, MA. .
  • Glenn D. Lowry, Milo Cleveland Beach, Elisabeth West FitzHugh, Susan Nemanzee, Janet Snyder. An Annotated and Illustrated Checklist of the Vever Collection. Washington and Seattle. cat. 61, p. 49, 51.
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court., 2nd. Washington and Ahmedabad, India, 2012. cat. 8B, p. 64.
  • Glenn D. Lowry Susan Nemanzee. A Jeweler's Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection. Washington and Seattle. cat. 50, pp. 164-165.
  • Masters of Indian Painting. Exh. cat. Zurich. 193, 4.
  • The Baburnama: Memoirs of Babur, Prince and Emperor. Washington and New York. p. 281.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Worlds within Worlds: Imperial Paintings from India and Iran
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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