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"Haji Husain Bukhari", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album

Object Name:
Album leaf
Date:
recto: early 19th century; verso: later copy of 16th century original
Geography:
Attributed to India
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H. 15 1/4 in. (38.7 cm) W. 10 5/16 in. (26.2 cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Purchase, Rogers Fund and The Kevorkian Foundation Gift, 1955
Accession Number:
55.121.10.28
Not on view
Signature: 55.121.10.28 verso:
In Persian, in lower left corner triangle: The slave Mir 'Ali.

Inscription: 55.121.10.28 recto:
In Persian, along right edge of painting: Portrait of Haji Husain of Bukhara painted by Ustad Mansur.

55.121.10.28 verso:
In Persian, in upper right corner triangle: He is the most mighty one.
Jack S. Rofe, Scotland (in 1929; sale, Sotheby's London,December 12, 1929, no. 120, 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. 93 and 94.

Sotheby's: Catalogue of Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures. London: Sotheby's, New York, 1929. no. 120.

Dimand, Maurice S. "An Exhibit of Islamic and Indian Paintings." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n. s., vol. 14 (December 1955). p. 98, ill. (b/w).

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. 93, 94, pp. 270-273, ill., verso pl. 93 (b/w); recto pl. 94 (b/w).



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