"Jahangir and his Father, Akbar", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album
Painting by Balachand (active 1595–ca. 1650)
Mir 'Ali Haravi (d. ca. 1550)
verso: ca. 1630; recto: ca.1540–50
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
H. 15 3/8 in. (39 cm)
W. 10 3/8 in. (26.3 cm)
Purchase, Rogers Fund and The Kevorkian Foundation Gift, 1955
Not on view
Signature: 188.8.131.52 recto: In Persian, last line of calligraphy: By its scribe, 'Ali.
Inscription: 184.108.40.206 verso: In Persian, in border below painting (Shah Jahan's hand): Done by Balachand.
Marking: 220.127.116.11 verso: Margin number '36' is inscribed in the gilt margin.
Jack S. Rofe, Scotland (in 1929; sale, Sotheby's London,December 12, 1929, no. 104, to Kevorkian); [ Hagop Kevorkian, New York, from 1929]; [ Kevorkian Foundation, New York, until 1955; gift and sale to MMA]
Sotheby's: Catalogue of Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures. London: Sotheby's, New York, 1929. no. 104.
Welch, Stuart Cary, Annemarie Schimmel, Marie Lukens Swietochowski, and Wheeler M. Thackston. The Emperors' Album: Images of Mughal India. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1987. no. nos. 11, 12, pp. 100-103, ill., verso pl. 11 (b/w); recto pl. 12 (b/w).
Okada, Amina. Imperial Mughal Painters: Indian Miniatures from the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. Paris: Flammarion, 1992. p. 30, ill. fig. 29 (b/w), verso.