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late 16th century (made)
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Painting, in opaque watercolour and gold on paper, a young prince rising a stallion, attended by a groom carrying a covered sword. The background is light blue, with gold floral sprays in the Persian taste, and panels of illumination on black, forming the spandrels of a cusped arch above the figures. The register description notes that this appears to be the work of a Persian artist working in India; the katar (daggar) is shown with a slightly curved blade, and only one cross bar, which indicates that the artist was not really familiar with Indian martial equipment. The drawing of the horse is similar to that in a painting of Jahangir or Daniyal on horseback in the Gemmel collection.


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Materials and Techniques
Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper
Brief Description
Painting, prince riding stallion, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Golconda, late 16th century
Physical Description
Painting, in opaque watercolour and gold on paper, a young prince rising a stallion, attended by a groom carrying a covered sword. The background is light blue, with gold floral sprays in the Persian taste, and panels of illumination on black, forming the spandrels of a cusped arch above the figures. The register description notes that this appears to be the work of a Persian artist working in India; the katar (daggar) is shown with a slightly curved blade, and only one cross bar, which indicates that the artist was not really familiar with Indian martial equipment. The drawing of the horse is similar to that in a painting of Jahangir or Daniyal on horseback in the Gemmel collection.
Dimensions
  • Folio height: 33.9cm
  • Folio width: 21.9cm
  • Picture only height: 24.6cm
  • Picture width: 12.2cm
Content description
A young prince rising a stallion, attended by a groom carrying a covered sword. The background is light blue, with gold floral sprays in the Persian taste, and panels of illumination on black, forming the spandrels of a cusped arch above the figures.
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Collection
Accession Number
IS.223-1960

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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