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Painting

  • Place of origin:

    Mughal Empire (made)

  • Date:

    1605-1627 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Farrukh Beg (painted by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

  • Museum number:

    IM.10-1925

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Painting, in opaque watercolour and gold on paper, of an elderly mullah with a long white beard standing with his arms crossed at the wrists and slightly bent, in front of a tree in which two birds nest. He stands on a grassy mound on which grow flowers and a small willow tree. The margins of this page from an imperial Mughal album are filled with flowering plants painted in opaque water colour and outlined in gold.

Place of Origin

Mughal Empire (made)

Date

1605-1627 (made)

Artist/maker

Farrukh Beg (painted by)

Materials and Techniques

Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'raqam-e Farrukh Beg dar senn-e haftad-e salagi-ye keshide'
'painted by Farrukh Beg in his 70th year'
The Persian inscription in black ink is written on the ground of the painting at left in Jahangir's own hand.

Dimensions

Height: 38.6 cm page, Width: 25.1 cm page, Height: 16.8 cm picture only, Width: 11.1 cm picture only

Object history note

The folio is from a group of paintings acquired at auction in 1925 where they were sold as "The Minto Album" and subsequently divided between the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin and the V&A.

Descriptive line

Painting of an aged mulla by Farrokh Beg, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Mughal, 1605-1627. The borders are filled with flowering plants painted in opaque water colour and gold

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

Susan Stronge, Painting For the Mughal Emperor. The art of the book 1560-1650, V&A Publications, plate 91, p. 126.
pl. 35
Irwin, John C., Indian Art, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: H. M. Stationery Office, 1968

Materials

Opaque watercolour; Gold; Paper

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Man; Writing (processes); Flowers; Trees; Birds; Floral patterns

Categories

Images Online; Paintings; Bonita Trust Indian Paintings Cataloguing Project

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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