"Portrait of Rup Singh", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album

Painting by Govardhan
Calligrapher Sultan 'Ali al-Mashhadi Iranian

Not on view

The subject of this painting, Rup Singh, son of Ram Chand (not Rai Chanda, as per Jahangir's inscription), was one of the officials at the court of Shah Jahan. The portrait is surrounded by verse fragments from a Persian masnavi, which belongs to Amir Khusrau's Khamsa (Quintet).

"Portrait of Rup Singh", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album, Painting by Govardhan (active ca. 1596–1645), Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper

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