Chastisement of a Pupil

Painting by Muhammad Qasim

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 462

In this drawing, two elderly dervishes witness a boy’s chastisement. School scenes such as this example often include figures burnishing paper and practicing calligraphy. The artist, Muhammad Qasim, was one of the proponents of the style developed by Riza‑yi 'Abbasi, known for its innovative use of line and wash colors.

Chastisement of a Pupil, Painting by Muhammad Qasim (active ca. 1600–d. 1659), Ink, watercolor, and gold on paper

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