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Abul Hasan Qutb Shah

  • Object:

    Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Golconda (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1680 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

  • Credit Line:

    P. C. Manuk and Miss G. M. Coles Bequest through Art Fund

  • Museum number:

    IS.57-1949

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, opaque watercolour on paper, depicting Abul Hasan Qutb Shah of Golconda ('Tana Shah') (1672-87) listening to music with female companions.

Place of Origin

Golconda (made)

Date

ca. 1680 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour on paper

Descriptive line

Painting, Abul Hasan Qutb Shah of Golconda listening to music, opaque watercolour on paper, Golconda, ca. 1680

Labels and date

ABUL HASAN QUTB SHAH OF GOLCONDA WITH FEMALE COMPANIONS
Opaque watercolour and gold on paper
Golconda
c. 1680
IS.57-1949
P.C. Manuk and Miss G.M. Coles Bequest through the Art Fund
Abul Hasan Qutb Shah (r.1672-87), nicknamed ‘Tana Shah’, is shown listening to music with female companions. He was the last ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynasty of Golconda (near Hyderabad), which was renowned for its diamonds. After a lengthy siege, Golconda was captured by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, bringing him great wealth. Abul Hasan spent the remaining years of his life as
a prisoner. [27/9/2013]

Materials

Paint; Opaque watercolour; Paper

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Ruler; Women; Musicians

Categories

Paintings; Musical instruments; Royalty; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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