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- Previous Owner(s)
Hagop Kevorkian 1872 - 1962
Seated upon a jagged rock, this long-billed vulture looks menacing as it fixes its beady eye on some distant target. It is a fine example of the bird studies favored by the Mughal rulers, and is a copy of a painting made by the seventeenth-century painter Mansur, who was a master of bird and animal studies. The verses around the picture compose a royal eulogy that could be applied to any king.
- Published References
- Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court. Exh. cat. Washington, 1981. cat. 18c, pp. 181, 185-186.
- Richard Ettinghausen. Islamic Art and Archaeology: Collected Papers. Berlin. p. 670.
- Sotheby's (London). Catalogues of Valuable Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures, Comprising a series of very important Indian drawings by the court painters of the great Moghul emperors, Shah Jahan and Aurangzib, the property of a gentleman. London, December 12-13, 1929. lot 109.
- Sport in Art: Some Wonderful Birds. vol. 1, no. 9, October 11, 1954. p. 62.
- Collection Area(s)
- South Asian and Himalayan Art
- Web Resources
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- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum