"Portrait of Muhammad Ali Baig", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album
recto and verso: early 19th century
Attributed to India
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
H. 15 1/4 in. (38.7 cm)
W. 10 3/8 in. (26.3 cm)
Purchase, Rogers Fund and The Kevorkian Foundation Gift, 1955
Not on view
Inscription: 126.96.36.199 verso: In Persian, along left border: Portrait of Muhammad Ali Baig, the ambassador, work of Hashim.
188.8.131.52 recto: In Persian, in small nasta'liq along right border: Nadir al-Asr Jahangir-shahi, servant of the palace, Ustad Mansur.
Jack S. Rofe, Scotland (in 1929; sale, Sotheby's London,December 12, 1929, to Kevorkian); [ Hagop Kevorkian, New York, from 1929]; [ Kevorkian Foundation, New York, until 1955; gift and sale to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Emperor's Album: Images of Mughal India," October 21, 1987–February 14, 1988, nos. 87 and 88.
Pinder-Wilson, Ralph, Douglas Barrett, and Ellen Smart. Paintings from the Muslim Courts of India, Prints and Drawings. London: World of Islam Festival, 1976. no. 130, p. 75, ill. p. 75.
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. 87, 88, pp. 258-261, ill., verso pl. 87 (b/w); recto pl. 88 (b/w).