ALBUM FOLIO FRAGMENT WITH SCHOLAR IN A GARDEN

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June 30, 1610
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Religion and Festival
Jahangir 1605–1627

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DESCRIPTION

Attributed to: Muhammad Ali (Indian, active early 17th century)

Calligrapher: Mir 'Imad al-Hasani (d. 1615) Indian, Mughal Mughal period about 1610–15 Object Place: North India

MEDIUM/TECHNIQUE

Ink, color, gold, and silver on paper

DIMENSIONS

Height x width: 15 × 15.8 cm (5 7/8 × 6 1/4 in.)

CREDIT LINE

Bartlett Collection—Museum purchase with funds from the Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912 and Picture Fund

ACCESSION NUMBER

14.663

NOT ON VIEW

COLLECTIONS

Asia

CLASSIFICATIONS

Books and manuscripts

INSCRIPTIONS

Persian inscription below image: Mohammad Ali".

PROVENANCE

By 1912, Victor Goloubew (b. 1879 - d. 1945), Paris [see note 1]; 1914, sold by Goloubew through M. Meyer-Riefstahl to the MFA for $76,999.81 (total price for 14.532-700). (Accession Date: June 4, 1914)

NOTES:

[1] Victor Goloubew was born in Russia but lived in Paris by the time of this acquisition. He formed this collection of Persian and Indian miniature paintings and exhibited it at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris from 1912 to 1914 (Paull, Florence Virginia. "The Goloubew Collection of Persian and Indian Paintings." Museum of Fine Arts Bulletin. Vol. XIII. No. 74. (February 1915) 1-16).