Babur Entertains in Sultan Ibrahim Lodi’s Palace from a Baburnama

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Baburnama (Tuzuk-i Baburi) by Zahir-al- Din Muhammad Babur; left-hand half of a double- page composition with no facing folio; Babur entertains in Sultan Ibrahim Lodi’s Palace; marginal inscription; one of a group of three folios.
Border: the painting is set in gold, red, and black rulings in a border with landscape and bird and animal motifs, mounted within borders of a Rawdat al-Safa page.

Maker(s)
Artist: Farrukh Beg (active early 1580s–1619)
Historical period(s)
Mughal dynasty, ca. 1585
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 40.9 x 27 cm (16 1/8 x 10 5/8 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
S1986.232
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Baburnama, emperor, Henri Vever collection, Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858), Pakistan, palace, sultan
Provenance

To 1912
Hafez Mahmud Khan Shairani, London, England. [1]

From 1912 to 1942
Henri Vever (1854-1942), Paris and Noyers, France, purchased from Hafez Mahmud Khan Shairani, London, England on June 21, 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.

[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)

Hafez Mahmud Khan Shairani
Henri Vever 1854 - 1942
Francois Mautin French, born 1907

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Baburnama (Tuzuk-i Baburi) by Zahir-al- Din Muhammad Babur; left-hand half of a double- page composition with no facing folio; Babur entertains in Sultan Ibrahim Lodi's Palace; marginal inscription; one of a group of three folios.
Border: the painting is set in gold, red, and black rulings in a border with landscape and bird and animal motifs, mounted within borders of a Rawdat al-Safa page.

Inscription(s)

Margin: Farrukh Beg

Published References
  • 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. 62, p. 50, 52.
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court., 2nd. Washington and Ahmedabad, India, 2012. cat. 8C, pp. 64-5.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World, South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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