Holy man with prince and attendants

Detached album folio; Holy man with prince and attendants; inscriptions on the border read: (on the left margin) portrait of Shah Qasim Anwar, and (on the right margin) Baysunqur Mirza.
Borders: The painting is set in gold and black rulings surrounded by a blue inner frame and a gold outer frame, mounted on gold-sprinkled paperboard.

Historical period(s)
ca. 1900
Medium
Opaque watercolor on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 21.3 x 16.4 cm (8 3/8 x 6 7/16 in)
Geography
Northern India
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1986.418
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Painting
Type

Detached album folio with painting

Keywords
attendant, Henri Vever collection, holy man, horse, India, prayer beads, prince, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Detached album folio; Holy man with prince and attendants; inscriptions on the border read: (on the left margin) portrait of Shah Qasim Anwar, and (on the right margin) Baysunqur Mirza.
Borders: The painting is set in gold and black rulings surrounded by a blue inner frame and a gold outer frame, mounted on gold-sprinkled paperboard.

Inscription(s)

Right margin, Baysunqur [sic] Mirza; left margin, tasvir shah Qasim Anwar.
"Portrait of Shah Qasim Anwar."

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. 399, p. 332.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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