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  • Place of origin:

    Mughal Empire (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1715 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Accepted by HM Government in lieu of inheritance tax and allocated to the V&A, 1964

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour and gold on paper, emperor Farrukhsiyar (r. 1713-1719) standing holding a turban aigrette (feathered ornament), with angels and birds of paradise depicted in the sky above.

Place of Origin

Mughal Empire (made)


ca. 1715 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

Object history note

This album of 104 folios known as the Clive Album was formerly the property of the Earl of Powis, Powis Castle. (RP 1959/1747)

Descriptive line

Painting, Large Clive Album, Farrukhsiyar holding a turban aigrette, angels, birds of paradise, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Mughal, ca. 1715


Opaque watercolour; Paper; Paint; Gold



Subjects depicted

Bird of paradise; Emperor; Ornament; Angels


Paintings; Royalty; Portraits; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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