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Emperor Farrukhsiyar

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Punjab Plain (probably; Sikh with Guler influence, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1840 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by O.E. Dickinson

  • Museum number:

    IS.128-1953

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour on paper, depicting the Emperor Farrukhsiyar (1712-1719), seated on a jewelled golden throne, facing right. He wears a plain white robe, orange turban, necklaces, and jewelled armlet and bracelets.

Place of Origin

Punjab Plain (probably; Sikh with Guler influence, made)

Date

ca. 1840 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Picture of Hazrat Farrukh-siyar Padshah son of Bahadur Shah Padshah
Inscribed in Persian.

Dimensions

Height: 250 mm page, Width: 204 mm page, Height: 173 mm image within innermost painted borders, Width: 115 mm image within innermost painted borders

Object history note

From a series of Muslim rulers. Formerly owned by the Earl of Auckland (Governor General, 1836-1842).

Descriptive line

Painting, Emperor Farrukhsiyar, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Sikh, Punjab Plain, ca. 1840

Production Note

Sikh with Guler influence

Materials

Opaque watercolour; Gold; Paper

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Ruler; Throne

Categories

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

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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