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Album folio fragment with scholar in a garden

June 30, 1610
Religion and Festival
Jahangir 1605–1627

Album folio fragment with scholar in a garden



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).

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Ismail Mazari

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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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