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- Previous Owner(s)
Henri Vever 1854 - 1942
Francois Mautin French, born 1907
A young Hindu priest has brought food to an older reclusive Hindu ascetic. Accompanying him are two other holy men, perhaps Muslims; the man in the lower right may be a servant. The figures were probably copied from other paintings and simply arranged in this composition, which was a common practice in Mughal painting. Paintings of religious figures reflect Mughal tolerance of and interest in Hinduism and other religions, including Christianity. The inscription on the rock, now too effaced to read, originally gave the artist's name.
- Published References
- Ladan Akbarnia Francesca Leoni. The Light of the Sufis: The Mystical Arts of Islam. Exh. cat. London and New Haven. cat. 11, pp. 36-37.
- 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. 384, p. 326.
- Collection Area(s)
- South Asian and Himalayan Art
- Web Resources
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- Rights Statement
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