Bee-eater; miniature on the verso of a leaf from the Kevorkian album

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Historical period(s)
Mughal dynasty, Reign of Jahangir, 19th century
Movement
Mughal Court
School
Mughal School
Medium
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 16.9 x 10.9 cm (6 5/8 x 4 5/16 in)
Geography
India
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1948.21a
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Painting
Type

Album folio with painting

Keywords
bird, India, Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858), nasta'liq script, Reign of Jahangir (1605 - 1627), tree, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Hagop Kevorkian 1872 - 1962

Published References
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court. Exh. cat. Washington, 1981. p. 191, fig. 39.
  • M.A. Alvi A. Rahman. Jahangir: The Naturalist. New Delhi. pl. 21.
  • 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. cat. 118.
  • Sport in Art: Some Wonderful Birds. vol. 1, no. 9, October 11, 1954. p. 61.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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