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Page from the Late Shah Jahan Album: Khan Alam, Ambassador of Jahangir, with Shah Abbas in a Landscape

June 30, 1620
Jahangir 1605–1627

Page from the Late Shah Jahan Album: Khan Alam, Ambassador of Jahangir, with Shah Abbas in a Landscape



Possibly after: Bishandas (Indian, active about 1590–1640)Indian, Mughal Mughal period About 1620 Object Place: Northern India MEDIUM/TECHNIQUE Opaque watercolor and gold on paper DIMENSIONS Height x width: 36.9 × 25.3 cm (14 1/2 × 9 15/16 in.) CREDIT LINE Bartlett Collection—Museum purchase with funds from the Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912 and Picture Fund ACCESSION NUMBER 14.665 NOT ON VIEW COLLECTIONS Asia CLASSIFICATIONS Books and manuscripts INSCRIPTIONS Inscription in front: Small Persian inscriptions identies figures; artist's signature (?) at lower left. 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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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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