June 30, 1620
Animals and Plants
Possibly by: Mansur (Indian, active about 1590–1625) Indian Mughal period about 1620 Object Place: Northern India MEDIUM/TECHNIQUE Opaque watercolor and gold on paper DIMENSIONS 24.7 x 16.2 cm (9 3/4 x 6 3/8 in.) COLLECTIONS Asia CLASSIFICATIONS Paintings INSCRIPTIONS Inscription in back: in scribbled Hindi and English, apparently identifying previous owner (Delhi) and prince (I Rupee) 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: 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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