Dikran G. Kelekian, Inc., New York to 1952 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Dikran G. Kelekian, Inc. in 1952 
 See Freer Gallery or Art Purchase List after 1920, Collections Management Office.
 See note 1.
- Previous Owner(s)
Dikran G. Kelekian, Inc.
This illustration was originally intended for a copy of an Akbarnama, the memoirs of the emperor Akbar (reigned 1555-1605). As often happened, the paintings were at some point removed from the book and dispersed. This painting, amongst the artist Hiranand's finest works, shows his penchant for large, long faces on the main portraits and only minimal modeling and facial differentiation on the minor figures.
- Published References
- Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court. Exh. cat. Washington, 1981. cat. 12f, pp. 116-118.
- Rudolf Meyer Riefstahl. Catalog of an Exhibition of Persian and Indian Miniature Paintings forming the Private Collection of Dikran Khan Kelekian. Exh. cat. New York. cat. 93, p. 33.
- Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court., 2nd. Washington and Ahmedabad, India, 2012. cat. 10C, pp. 72-3.
- Collection Area(s)
- South Asian and Himalayan Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
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