Dara Shikoh Hunting Nilgai

Maker(s)
Artist: Attributed to Payag (active ca.1591-ca.1658)
Historical period(s)
Mughal dynasty, Reign of Shah Jahan, ca. 1640
Movement
Mughal Court
School
Mughal School
Medium
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W (mounted): 17.2 x 23.6 cm (6 3/4 x 9 5/16 in) H x W (image): 15.8 x 22.1 cm (6 1/4 x 8 11/16 in)
Geography
India
Credit Line
Purchase — Smithsonian Unrestricted Trust Funds
Accession Number
S1993.42a-c
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Painting

Keywords
Dara Shikoh, hunting, India, Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858), Reign of Shah Jahan (1628 - 1658), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd.

Published References
  • John Guy Jorrit Britschgi. Wonder of the Age: Master Painters of India, 1100-1900. New York. 42, 93.
  • Ebba Koch. Dara-Shikoh Shooting Nilgais: Hunt and Landscape in Mughal Painting. vol. 1 Washington, 1998. p. 18-19, fig. 5.
  • Asok Kumar Das. Wonders of Nature: Ustad Mansur at the Mughal Court. India. p. 85.
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court., 2nd. Washington and Ahmedabad, India, 2012. cat. 22J, p. 140.
  • Masters of Indian Painting. Exh. cat. Zurich. p 331, fig. 8.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Worlds within Worlds: Imperial Paintings from India and Iran
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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