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Album folio with portrait possibly of “Mota Raja,” Udai Singh of Marwar

June 30, 1556
Akbar 1556–1605

Album folio with portrait possibly of “Mota Raja,” Udai Singh of Marwar



Indian, Mughal Mughal period about 1580–85 Object Place: Northern India MEDIUM/TECHNIQUE Ink, color, and gold on paper DIMENSIONS Overall: 27.6 x 19.2cm (10 7/8 x 7 9/16in.) Other (Without borders): 10.8 x 7.2cm (4 1/4 x 2 13/16in.) CREDIT LINE Bartlett Collection—Museum purchase with funds from the Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912 and Picture Fund ACCESSION NUMBER 14.666 NOT ON VIEW COLLECTIONS Asia CLASSIFICATIONS Books and manuscripts INSCRIPTIONS Inscription in front: 14 lines of Persian calligraphy. 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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