A PAIR OF BRAHMINY DUCKS
June 30, 1556
Animals and Plants
A pair of Brahminy ducks
c. 1595; borders added probably 1800s
India, Mughal, 16th century
Opaque watercolor on paper, mounted with later pink and blue borders
Page: 28.3 x 19.8 cm (11 1/8 x 7 13/16 in.); Painting: 8.6 x 4.5 cm (3 3/8 x 1 3/4 in.)
Gift in honor of Madeline Neves Clapp; Gift of Mrs. Henry White Cannon by exchange; Bequest of Louise T. Cooper; Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund; From the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection 2013.299
DID YOU KNOW?
Delicate dots articulate the texture of webbed feet and toothy row in the beak.
The Brahminy duck, also known as the ruddy shelduck, can be found throughout Southern Europe, North Africa, and Southeast Asia. This painting accurately depicts the orange coloring of Brahminy ducks and the patches of white on their wings. They are also recognizable by their long legs and short bills. The level of detail in realistic paintings of animals like this one suggests that Mughal artists studied live subjects, such as the waterfowl that lived in Mughal palace gardens.
Inscription above painting, Arabic numerals: 38
The Cleveland Museum of Art (7/31/2016-10/23/2016); Art and Stories from Mughal India, cat. 19, p. 193.
Art and Stories from Mughal India. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (July 31-October 23, 2016).
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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 ???