"A Youth Fallen From a Tree", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album
Painting by Aqa Riza (Iranian, born Meshhed, ca. 1560, active until ca. 1621)
Mir 'Ali Haravi (d. ca. 1550)
verso: ca. 1610; recto: ca. 1530
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
H. 15 3/8 in. (39 cm)
W. 10 1/16 in. (25.6 cm)
Purchase, Rogers Fund and The Kevorkian Foundation Gift, 1955
Not on view
Signature: 188.8.131.52 recto: In Persian, in lower left corner triangle: By its scribe, the sinful slave Mir 'Ali.
Inscription: 184.108.40.206 verso: In Persian, over butterfly in margin below painting: Painted by Aqa Riza.
220.127.116.11 recto: In Persian, in lower part of gilt margin: Work of Fath Muhammad.
Marking: 18.104.22.168 verso: Margin number '17' is inscribed in the gilt margin.
Jack S. Rofe, Scotland (in 1929; sale, Sotheby's London,December 12, 1929, no. 105, 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. 105.
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. 53, 54, pp. 190-193, ill., verso pl. 53 (color); recto pl. 54 (color).
Okada, Amina. Imperial Mughal Painters: Indian Miniatures from the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. Paris: Flammarion, 1992. p. 109, ill. fig. 118 (color), verso.
Beach, Milo C., Eberhard Fischer, and B.N. Goswamy. Masters of Indian Painting. Vol. Vols. I, II. Zurich, Switzerland: Artibus Asiae Publishers, 2011. vol. I, pp. 212, 221, ill. fig. 6 (color).
Guy, John, and Jorrit Britschgi. Wonder of the Age: Master Painters of India 1100–1900. New York and New Haven: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2011. no. 27, pp. 71-72, ill. p. 72 (color).