- Provenance information is currently unavailable
- Previous Owner(s)
Henri Vever 1854 - 1942
Francois Mautin French, born 1907
Folios of calligraphy destined for Shah-Jahan's imperial albums received lavish attention. For instance, the lines of poetry in this example have been set in gold, studded with floral motifs. Finely rendered flowers--among them tulips, narcissi, poppies--fill the outer margins. Outlined in gold, they resemble precious gemstones in individual settings, meant to enhance the beauty and sumptuousness of the folio as a whole.
- Published References
- Pratapaditya Pal. Romance of the Taj Mahal. Exh. cat. Los Angeles and London. pp. 105, 108.
- 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. 341, pp. 289-290.
- Collection Area(s)
- South Asian and Himalayan Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum