A PERI RIDING A COMPOSITE HORSE SURROUNDED BY AN ACANTHUS-SCROLL BORDER.
December 31, 1749
Art and Calligraphy
Ahmad Shah Bahadur 1748–54
A peri riding a composite horse surrounded by an acanthus-scroll border.
India, possibly Kashmir, ca. 1750-1800.
Description:1 single leaf : paper on card, ill. ; 415 x 300 mm
Credit: Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1911.
Genres: Miniatures (Illuminations)--18th century.
Paper (fiber product)
Notes: Ms. Mughal miniature (possibly from Kashmir); illuminated in the second half of the eighteenth century.
Decoration: illuminated border.
Miniature measures 210 x 153 mm.
MICROFILM holding is on record for MS M.458.1r.
Provenance: Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Charles Hercules Read in 1911; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Associated Names: Read, Charles Hercules, Sir, 1857-1929, former owner.
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913, former owner.
Morgan, J. P. (John Pierpont), 1867-1943, former owner.
Cite as: Pierpont Morgan Library. MS M.458.14.
Publications on: Islamic and Indian manuscripts and paintings in the Pierpont Morgan Library / Barbara Schmitz.
New York : The Library, 1997, no. 50, p. 158; plate 36.
Dept./Collection: Pierpont Morgan Library Dept. of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts
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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 ???