The Virgin Mary at prayer from the Impey album

Detached album folio; The Virgin Mary at prayer, from the Impey album; text on the top cartouche in Persian, black nasta’liq script; one of a group of three folios.
Border: The painting is set in gold and black rulings in a border with gold floral motifs, mounted on gold-sprinkled paperboard.

Historical period(s)
Mughal dynasty, ca. 1770
Movement
Mughal Court
School
Mughal School
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper mounted on paperboard
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 47 x 23.7 cm (18 1/2 x 9 5/16 in)
Geography
India, Avadh (Oudh), Uttar Pradesh state, Lucknow
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, and Dr. Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1986.453
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Manuscript folio

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

Detached album folio; The Virgin Mary at prayer, from the Impey album; text on the top cartouche in Persian, black nasta'liq script; one of a group of three folios.
Border: The painting is set in gold and black rulings in a border with gold floral motifs, mounted on gold-sprinkled paperboard.

Inscription(s)

Top of the page, "Image of the holy Mary."

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