Qilich Khan

Detached album folio; Qilich Khan; single-page portrait; Persian in black nasta’liq script; the inscription on the top reads: likeness of Qilich Khan-i Bahadur.
Border: The painting is set in red and black rulings in a dark blue floral and geometric scroll, surrounded by a red and gold outer frame, mounted on a paperboard with flowers.

Historical period(s)
Mughal dynasty, ca. 1900
Movement
Mughal Court
School
Mughal School
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 30.9 x 23.8 cm (12 3/16 x 9 3/8 in)
Geography
India
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1986.441
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Painting
Type

Detached album folio

Keywords
courtier, Henri Vever collection, India, Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Detached album folio; Qilich Khan; single-page portrait; Persian in black nasta'liq script; the inscription on the top reads: likeness of Qilich Khan-i Bahadur.
Border: The painting is set in red and black rulings in a dark blue floral and geometric scroll, surrounded by a red and gold outer frame, mounted on a paperboard with flowers.

Inscription(s)

On the top: shabih-i Qilich Khan-i Bahadur.
"Likeness of Qilich Khan-i Bahadur."

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. 404, p. 333.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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