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Recto: Figures capturing wild elephants Verso: Portraits of nobles and courtiers

  • Description

    Partly through growing European influence, the art of portraiture flourished under the Mughals as never before in India. Splendidly bound albums were assembled, containing portraits of princes, courtiers and others. Here six unrelated earlier portraits have been artfully joined in a group against a pale green ground with floral decoration.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaIndia north India (place of creation)
    early 17th century
    Mughal Period (1526 - 1858)
    Material and technique
    gouache on paper
    mount 40.4 x 27.9 cm (height x width)
    page 27.3 x 17.3 cm (height x width)
    painting 26.7 x 16.5 cm (height x width)
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    Bequeathed by Frederick Henry Andrews, 1958.
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    • First floor | Room 33 | Mughal India

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