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The Mughal Emperor and his Court

Album Page
ca. 1774 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The zenana of Muhammad Shah on a visit to the country. The emperor's mother is riding on a white bullock, the ladies are indulging in various forms of recreation. River and imperial boat in the foreground. Executed in gouache.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Watercolour
Brief Description
Gentil; Manuscripts, Col J B J Gentil, Faizabad, ca. 1774. Page number 6. The zenana of Muhammad Shah on a visit to the country.
Physical Description
The zenana of Muhammad Shah on a visit to the country. The emperor's mother is riding on a white bullock, the ladies are indulging in various forms of recreation. River and imperial boat in the foreground. Executed in gouache.
Dimensions
  • Length: 37cm
  • Width: 53.5cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
(Inscribed with notes relating to the illustrations and a list of contents giving Gentil's title and a brief description for each folio. Inscribed inside front cover.)
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Archer, Mildred. Company Paintings Indian Paintings of the British period Victoria and Albert Museum Indian Series London: Victoria and Albert Museum, Maplin Publishing, 1992 119 p. ISBN 0944142303 Chanchal Dadlani, ‘Transporting India. The Gentil Album and Mughal Manuscript Culture’, Art History. 2025, pp. 748-761
Collection
Accession Number
IS.25:6-1980

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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