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Lady in Elizabethan Costume

Object Name:
Painting
Date:
late 17th century
Geography:
Country of Origin India, probably Lucknow
Culture:
Islamic
Medium:
Opaque watercolor, gold, and silver on paper
Dimensions:
H. 7 in. (17.8 cm) W. 6 in. (15.2 cm)
Classification:
Codices
Credit Line:
Purchase, Friends of Islamic Art Gifts, 2012
Accession Number:
2012.131
Not on view
This image is probably based on a European engraving following a popular oval format. While the lady wears Elizabethan costume, the large-scale figure, pursed lips, decoratively placed hair jewels, and abbreviated ruff indicate that this was likely made in the eighteenth century, probably at Lucknow where a Europeanizing styles was in vogue.
[ Art market, England, ca. 1965]; Howard Hodgkin, London (ca. 1985); [ Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd., New York, until 2012; sold to MMA]
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