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A seated nobleman holding a pink flower

December 31, 1686
The Morgan Library and Museum
Aurangzeb 1658–1707

A seated nobleman holding a pink flower



A seated nobleman holding a pink flower Deccan region of India, between 1687 and 1724. Description:1 single leaf : paper on card, ill. ; leaf: 415 x 300 mm; image: 170 x 125 mm Credit: Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1911. Genres: Miniatures (Illuminations)--17th century. Miniatures (Illuminations)--18th century. Paper (fiber product) Cardboard. Single leaves. Notes: Ms. illuminated between 1687 and 1724 in the Mughal style of the Deccan. 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.458.4r. Publications on: Islamic and Indian manuscripts and paintings in the Pierpont Morgan Library / Barbara Schmitz. New York : The Library, 1997, no. 50, p. 147; figure 209. Subjects: 1687-1724. Dept./Collection: Pierpont Morgan Library Dept. of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts

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Very good information.


The Mughal Images immediately took a much greater interest in realistic portraiture than was typical of Persian miniatures. Animals and plants were the main subject of many miniatures for albums and were more realistically depicted. To upload your images click here.

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