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Muslim nobleman

  • loan
  • Description

    A young Muslim noble holds a flower as a mark of refinement, while his archer’s thumb-ring attests to his skill as a huntsman. This sensitive bust portrait follows earlier Mughal models, though its outline drawing simplifies and enhances the subtle curves of the lips, nostril, ear, eye, and brow. The painter probably worked at a court such as Kishangarh, where Mughal stylistic influence had been strong.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndiawest IndiaRajasthan Kishangarh (place of creation)
    Date
    early 18th century
    Artist/maker
    probably Kishangarh School (active late 17th century - late 19th century)
    Material and technique
    gouache with gold on paper
    Dimensions
    frame 43 x 37.9 cm (height x width)
    painting 25.5 x 30 cm (height x width)
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    No. of items
    1
    Credit line
    Lent by Howard Hodgkin.
    Accession no.
    LI118.39
  • Further reading

    Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2nd February-22nd April 2012, Visions of Mughal India: The Collection of Howard Hodgkin, Andrew Topsfield, ed. (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2012), no. 86 on p. 204, illus. p. 205

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    • currently in research collection

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