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Painting of a Falcon. c. 1707-1770

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November 13, 1712
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Mirza Firuz Shah
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Animals and Plants
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Shah Alam Bahadur Shah I 1707–1712

Painting of a Falcon. c. 1707-1770

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DESCRIPTION

Description:


Falcon, 18th century.

A grey and white falcon standing on a perch to which its legs are tied. Its head twists backward towards the right. Two insects fly towards the falcon on the left.


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 & Sport

Art

Paintings

Paintings-Indian school

Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Zoology

Animals

Birds

Birds of prey

Falcons

Peregrine falcons


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Ismail Mazari

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Very good information.

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