ABU'L HASAN B. 1588 OR 1589) MUGHAL DYNASTY REIGN OF JAHANGIR

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June 30, 1600
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Jahangir 1605–1627

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Seated Youth, ca. 1600

Abu'l Hasan b. 1588 or 1589)
Mughal dynasty
Reign of Jahangir

Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
H: 12.4 W: 7.3 cm
India

Portraits of graceful young men reading or holding flowers are frequent in Iranian painting though rare in Mughal art. This drawing of an elegant youth is by the master painter Abu'l Hasan. Known as "Nadir-al-zaman" (Wonder of the Age), Abu'l Hasan was one of the finest painters of the Mughal emperor Jahangir's atelier.

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