Nawab Ja’far Khan from the Impey Album

Detached folio from a dispersed manuscript; Nawab Ja’far Khan from the Impey Album; inscription in Persian nasta’liq script on the top of the folio reads: portrait of Nawab Ja’far Khan; seal on the back.
Border: The painting is set in gold, black and white rulings with a dark blue floral scroll border surrounded by a narrow gold band, mounted on a gold-sprinkled paperboard.

Historical period(s)
Mughal dynasty, ca. 1770
Movement
Mughal Court
School
Mughal School
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 47 x 23.7 cm (18 1/2 x 9 5/16 in)
Geography
India, Avadh (Oudh), Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Henri Vever collection
Accession Number
S1986.435
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
Henri Vever collection, India, Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858), nawab, portrait, seal, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Henri Vever 1854 - 1942
Francois Mautin French, born 1907

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed manuscript; Nawab Ja'far Khan from the Impey Album; inscription in Persian nasta'liq script on the top of the folio reads: portrait of Nawab Ja'far Khan; seal on the back.
Border: The painting is set in gold, black and white rulings with a dark blue floral scroll border surrounded by a narrow gold band, mounted on a gold-sprinkled paperboard.

Inscription(s)

On the top, "portrait of Nawab Ja'far Khan."

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. 347, p. 297.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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