"DIVING DIPPER AND OTHER BIRDS", FOLIO FROM THE SHAH JAHAN ALBUM
June 30, 1620
Animals and Plants
(c. 1620) from the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Frequently praised in Jahangir’s memoirs, the artist Mansur painted many of the natural wonders the emperor saw during his travels. Jahangir wrote of his discovery of the Diving Dipper: "I ordered them to catch two or three of these birds, that I might ascertain whether they were waterfowl and were web-footed, or had open feet like land birds. They caught two. One died immediately, and the other lived for a day. Its feet were not webbed like a duck’s. I ordered [nadir al-asr] Ustad Mansur to draw its likeness."
Title: "Diving Dipper and Other Birds", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album
Artist: Painting by Mansur (active ca. 1589–1626)
Date: recto: ca. 1610–15; verso: ca. 1535–45
Geography: Attributed to India
Medium: Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions: H. 15 3/8 in. (39.1 cm)
W. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm)
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Thank You for Suggestion and replaced image with proper one.
This is not the same may be one of his great grand children ???