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Nawab Alivardi Khan

ca. 1750 (made)
Place of origin

Painting, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Nawab Alivardi Khan hunting roebuck.

Object details

Object type
TitleNawab Alivardi Khan (generic title)
Materials and techniques
Painted in opaque watercolour and gold on paper
Brief description
Painting, Nawab Alivardi Khan hunting, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Murshidabad, ca. 1750
Physical description
Painting, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Nawab Alivardi Khan hunting roebuck.
  • Height: 24.8cm
  • Length: 32.7cm
Content description
Nawab Alivardi Khan hunting roebuck.
Production typeUnique
Marks and inscriptions
Nawab Shuja 'al-Mulk Husam al-Dawla Muhammad 'Alivardi Khan Bahadur Mahabat Jang (picture title; Persian; Persian)
Object history
Historical significance: Nawab Alivardi Khan was a historical figure.
The painting is in the style of the Mughal provincial court painting, in particular Murshidabad school. For further information please see notes for D1201-1903
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic references
  • Skelton, Robert, 'Murshidabad Painting', Marg, Vol. X, No. 1, December 1956, p. 12
  • Jackson, Anna and Ji Wei (eds.) with Rosemary Crill, Ainsley M. Cameron and Nicholas Barnard, compiled by the Palace Museum, translated by Yuan Hong, Qi Yue and Liu Ran. The Splendour of India' Royal Courts : Collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Beijing: the Forbidden City Publishing House, 2013. Text in English and Chinese. ISBN 9787513403917. pps. 208-209
  • Das, N. and Llewellyn-Jones, R. (eds.). Murshidabad: Forgotten Capital of Bengal, ISBN 978-81-921106-9-1. Marg, Mumbai, 2013. ISBN 978-81-921106-9-1. p. 85, pl. 3
  • Swallow, D., Stronge, S., Crill, R., Koezuka, T., editor and translator, "The Art of the Indian Courts. Miniature Painting and Decorative Arts", Victoria & Albert Museum and NHK Kinki Media Plan, 1993. p. 148, cat. no. 132
  • Arts of Bengal : the heritage of Bangladesh and eastern India : an exhibition organized by the Whitechapel Art Gallery in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum : 9 November-30 December 1979, Whitechapel Art Gallery ..., 12 January-17 February 1980, Manchester City Art Gallery ... . [London]: Whitechapel Art Gallery, [1979] Number: 085488047X (pbk.) : p.45
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Record createdOctober 31, 2003
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