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Prince Aurangzeb

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  • Description

    Aurangzeb, the third son of the emperor Shah Jahan, appears in court dress behind a draped balcony, as though appearing ceremonially at a palace jharoka window. This portrait was probably painted by a Mughal-trained artist working in the Deccan, where Aurangzeb served as viceroy (1636-1644) and later as governor (1653-1657). In 1658 Aurangzeb would depose his father and succeed him as the emperor Alamgir.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndia Deccan (place of creation)
    AsiaIndiaDeccan Aurangabad (possible place of creation)
    1653 - 1655
    Mughal Period (1526 - 1858)
    Associated people
    Emperor Aurangzeb (ruled 1657 - 1707) (subject)
    Material and technique
    gouache with gold on paper
    frame 50.5 x 40.2 x 2.4 cm (height x width x depth)
    painting 37.3 x 27.2 cm (height x width)
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    Lent by Howard Hodgkin.
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  • 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. 17 on p. 56, p. 18, illus. p. 57

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