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Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Mughal Empire (made)

  • Date:

    first half 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

  • Museum number:

    IS.98-1960

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting in opaque watercolour and gold on paper, portrait of a Mughal courtier seated on a marble terrace. His long floral-diapered white jama is tied under the left armpit, in his hand is a small cup. On the masnad beside him is a flask, spittoon, pen box and fly whisk.

Place of Origin

Mughal Empire (made)

Date

first half 18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

Dimensions

Height: 199 mm image within innermost painted borders, Width: 131 mm image within innermost painted borders, Height: 288 mm, Width: 225 mm

Descriptive line

Painting, Mughal courtier, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Mughal, first half 18th century

Materials

Opaque watercolour; Gold; Paper; Paint

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Fly whisk; Terrace; Box; Courtier; Spittoon

Categories

Paintings; Portraits; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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