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Emperor Muhammad Shah (1702–1748) Hunting

September 30, 1725
Mirza Firuz Shah
Muhammad Shah 1720–1748

Emperor Muhammad Shah (1702–1748) Hunting



Artist: Bhupal Singh, Indian, active mid-18th century 

Subject: Muhammad Shah, 1702–1748 Emperor Muhammad Shah (1702–1748) Hunting early to mid-18th century 

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper 13 15/16 × 20 1/8 in. (35.4 × 51.1 cm) matted: 24 15/16 × 26 3/4 in. (63.3 × 68 cm) 

The Vera M. and John D. MacDonald, B.A. 1927, Collection, Gift of Mrs. John D. MacDonald 

Painted against an ominous sky, Muhammad Shah (r. 1719–48), a great patron of the arts who ruled over a fading empire, is seen here riding in a hunting procession. He is accompanied by attendants, beaters, and tame antelope (which were used as decoys). A massive retinue follows behind him. 


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Very good information.


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