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  • Place of origin:

    Mughal Empire (made)

  • Date:

    first half 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour and gold on paper, depicting a prince seated in a garden conversing with ladies, three of whom are seated on a carpet. One of them is smoking a huqqa, and holding the hand of a second who holds a wine cup and flask in her hands. Behind the prince is a female murchal-bearer, and behind the ladies is a female fan-bearer. In the foreground is a lake of red lotuses and trees, against a blue sky.

Place of Origin

Mughal Empire (made)


first half 18th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper


Height: 435 mm maximum, Width: 290 mm maximum

Descriptive line

Painting, prince in garden with companions and musicians, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Mughal, first half 18th century


Opaque watercolour; Gold; Paint; Paper



Subjects depicted

Cup; Prince; Huqqa; Garden; Women


Paintings; Royalty; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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