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Royal Horse and Runner

Object Name:
Illustrated album leaf
Date:
16th–17th century
Geography:
Attributed to India
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
Page: H. 11 3/4 in. (29.8 cm) W. 17 1/2 in. (44.5 cm) Painting: H. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm) W. 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1925
Accession Number:
25.68.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 463
The drawing of the blue-gray horse, its rich saddle, and the bare, rocky landscape are in a Persian vein, while the groom, with his small, tight turban, is rendered in the contemporary Mughal style.
[ Hagop Kevorkian, New York, by 1914–25; sold to MMA]
National Arts Club of New York City. "Chinese and Indian Art," December 10, 1942–January 24, 1943, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of Indian Art in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," January 18, 1973–April 1, 1973, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Indian Court Painting," March 25, 1997–July 6, 1997, no. 10.

Schulz, Ph. Walter. Die Persisch-Islamische Miniaturmalerei. Vol. vols. I, II. Leipzig: Hiersemann, 1914. p. 152, ill. vol. I, plate P.

Kossak, Steven M., ed. Indian Court Painting 16th–19th century. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1997. no. 10, p. 37, ill. (color).

Das, Asok Kumar, ed. "Furter Studies." In Mughal Masters. vol. 49. June 1998 ed. India: Marg Publications, 1998. p. 21, ill. fig. 5.

Seyller, John, Thackston M. Wheeler, Ebba Koch, Antoinette Owen, and Rainald Franz. The Adventures of Hamza. Washington, D.C.; London: Azimuth Editions, 2002. no. 14, pp. 72,73, ill. (color).



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