"Women Visiting a Hermit", Folio from the Davis Album

Not on view

Visitation scenes to holy men became a popular genre in 18th century Mughal painting, with both male and female visitors being depicted. Here we see a hermit receiving a group of women, one of whom holds a child. He is seated on a mat before his simple dwelling while on the far bank of the winding river another style of round village thatched hut may be seen.

"Women Visiting a Hermit", Folio from the Davis Album, Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

Due to rights restrictions, this image cannot be enlarged, viewed at full screen, or downloaded.

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.