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Frontispiece containing portrait of Bahadur Shah I

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November 14, 1707
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Mirza Firuz Shah
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People
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Shah Alam Bahadur Shah I 1707–1712

Frontispiece containing portrait of Bahadur Shah I

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Title:


Portrait of Bahadur Shah I, c.1707


Description:


The second side of a double-page illuminated frontispiece together with RCIN 1005069. c. A Persian inscription in the gold cartouche above the portrait reads 'His Majesty, Emperor 'Alamgir' but the oval portrait in the center panel is a mislabeled depiction of Bahadur Shah I.


People involved:


Creator(s) 


Mughal artist (artist)


Acquirer(s)


George III, King of the United Kingdom (1738-1820)


Subject(s)


Bahadur Shah (r. 1707-1712)


Physical properties


Measurements 32.7 x 22.2 cm


(folio dimensions)29 x 16 cm (frame, external)9.5 x 7 cm 


(image)16.5 x 10 cm (image)


Groupings Category


Manuscripts


Object type(s)


visual works paintings


Subject(s)


Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sports Art Paintings Paintings-Indian school Natural Sciences & Mathematics Zoology Animals Birds Birds of prey Falcons Peregrine falcons 


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