Marking: In Persian: "His Honor Mian Mir, His Honor Mulla Shah".
Dr. Julius Hoffman, New York (until 1909; gifted to MMA)
Binyon, Laurence, and Sir Thomas Walker Arnold. "Historical Introduction and Notes by T.W. Arnold." In The Court Painters of the Grand Moguls. New York: H. Milford, 1921. ill. pl. XXXIII, Portrait of the dervish Shaikh Mir Muhammad, known as Mian Mir, and Mulla Shah.
Brand, Michael. "Art and Experience in India." In The Vision of Kings. Canberra, Australia: National Gallery of Australia, 1995. no. 77, p.113, ill. p. 113, related painting in Arthur M. Sackler Gallery from ca. 1635.