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  • Place of origin:

    Mughal Empire (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1620 - ca. 1630 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, a prince with companions, listening to a singer and tambura player beneath a banyan tree, near a thatched hut overlooking a harbour with ships in the distance.

Place of Origin

Mughal Empire (made)


ca. 1620 - ca. 1630 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

Object history note

Formerly in the collections of Warren Hastings (Governor-General of India 1774-1785) and Captain E. G. Spencer-Churchill. Sold to the museum (with other paintings in the Spencer-Churchill collection) in 1965.

Descriptive line

Painting, prince and companions listening to singer and musician, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Mughal, ca. 1620-1630

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

p. 70
Ayers, J. Oriental Art in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London 1983, ISBN 0-85667-120-7


Paint; Opaque watercolour; Paper; Gold



Subjects depicted

Hut; Harbour; Prince; Banyan; Singer; Music; Musician


Paintings; Music; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project


South & South East Asia Collection

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