- Provenance information is currently unavailable
- Previous Owner(s)
Henri Vever 1854 - 1942
Francois Mautin French, born 1907
This page is from an album of paintings commissioned by Prince Salim before his succession to the throne as Emperor Jahangir (reigned 1605-27). Around the time this portrait was painted, Prince Salim, in rebellion against his father Akbar (reigned 1556-1605), established a court at Allahabad. There he employed artists whose painting style is distinct from that of Akbar's imperial court.
The inscription in Persian reads: "The old wisdom-spinner, the boastful gatekeeper of destiny, he whom they call doorman in the house of affliction."
- Published References
- Glenn D. Lowry Susan Nemanzee. A Jeweler's Eye: Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection. Washington and Seattle. p. 54, fig. 23.
- Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court., 2nd. Washington and Ahmedabad, India, 2012. cat. 19A, p. 102.
- 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. 329, p. 277.
- Collection Area(s)
- South Asian and Himalayan Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
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