A Night Celebration of the Prophet’s Birthday from the St. Petersburg album

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Maker(s)
Artist: Attributed to Bulaqi, son of Hoshang
Borders: Muhammad Sadiq
Patron: Shah Jahan ((reigned 1628-1658))
Historical period(s)
Mughal dynasty, Reign of Shah Jahan, ca. 1635; borders 1751-52
Medium
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 30.5 x 23.1 cm (12 x 9 1/8 in)
Geography
India
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1942.17a
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Painting
Type

Album folio with painting

Keywords
India, Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858), Reign of Shah Jahan (1628 - 1658), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Hagop Kevorkian 1872 - 1962
Mughal Imperial Library
Persian Imperial Library
Czar Nicholas II

Published References
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. King of the World: The Padshahnama: An Imperial Mughal Manuscript from the Royal Library, Windsor Castle. Exh. cat. London, 1997. pp. 218-219, fig. 144.
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court. Exh. cat. Washington, 1981. cat. 17f, p. 175-177.
  • Sussan Babaie. Isfahan and its Palaces: Statecraft, Shi'ism and the Architecture of Conviviality in Early Modern Iran. Edinburgh Studies in Islamic Art Edinburgh. pl. 24.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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