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"Portrait of Jahangir Beg, Jansipar Khan", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album

Artist:
Painting by Balchand (Indian, 1595–ca. 1650)
Calligrapher:
Mir 'Ali Haravi (d. ca. 1550)
Object Name:
Album leaf
Date:
verso: ca. 1627; recto: ca. 1530–50
Geography:
Attributed to India
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H. 15 3/8 in. (39 cm) W. 10 3/8 in. (26.3 cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Purchase, Rogers Fund and The Kevorkian Foundation Gift, 1955
Accession Number:
55.121.10.37
Not on view
Signature: 55.121.10.37 recto:
In Persian, in lower left corner triangle: The poor 'Ali.

Inscription: 55.121.10.37 verso:
In Persian, on scabbard near hilt: Balchand.
In Persian, in second border below painting: Portrait of Jansipar Khan, work of Balchand.

Marking: 55.121.10.37 verso:
Margin number '35' is inscribed in the gilt margin.
Jack S. Rofe, Scotland (in 1929; sale, Sotheby's London,December 12, 1929, no. 130, 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. 67 and 68.

Sotheby's: Catalogue of Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures. London: Sotheby's, New York, 1929. no. 130.

"Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York." In The Arts of Islam. Berlin, 1981. no. 127, pp. 298-299, ill. p. 299 (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. 67, 68, pp. 218-221, ill., verso pl. 67 (color); recto pl. 68 (b/w).

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, p. 339.



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