Page of Calligraphy [obverse] from the St. Petersburg album

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Maker(s)
Calligrapher: Imad al-Hasani (died 1615)
Borders: Muhammad Hadi (Iranian, active mid-18th century)
Historical period(s)
Mughal dynasty, calligraphy 1610-11, margins 1756–57
Movement
Mughal Court
School
Mughal School
Medium
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 35.3 × 17.1 cm (13 7/8 × 6 3/4 in)
Geography
India
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1945.9b
On View Location
Freer Gallery 01: Body Image: Arts of the Indian Subcontinent
Classification(s)
Album, Calligraphy
Type

Album leaf

Keywords
India, Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Hagop Kevorkian 1872 - 1962

Published References
  • Thomas W. Lentz Glenn D. Lowry. Timur and the Princely Vision: Persian Art and Culture in the Fifteenth Century. Exh. cat. Los Angeles. p. 323, fig. 110.
  • Dr. Esin Atil, W. Thomas Chase, Paul Jett. Islamic Metalwork in the Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, 1985. pp. 222-223, fig. 72.
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court. Exh. cat. Washington, 1981. p. 169.
  • Calendar of Exhibitions. vol. 16, no. 4 Hong Kong, April 1985. p. 56.
  • Richard Ettinghausen. Paintings of the Sultans and Emperors of India in American Collections. Lalit Kala Series of Indian Art New Delhi. pl. 12.
  • Francis Robinson. Atlas of the Islamic World Since 1500. Oxford. p. 65r.
  • Barbara Schmitz. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court. vol. 28, no. 1, Spring 1982. fig. 5.
  • Shanti Swarup. Flora and Fauna in Mughal Art. Bombay. ill. 75.
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court., 2nd. Washington and Ahmedabad, India, 2012. cat. 22A, p. 124.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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