OveralL. 9 9/16 x 5 13/16in. (24.3 x 14.8cm)
Dimensions of blue frame: 2 15/16 x 2 1/4in. (7.5 x 5.7cm)
Dimensions of painting: 5 3/4 x 3 5/16in. (14.6 x 8.4cm)
Rogers Fund, 1970
Not on view
During Akbar’s reign, numerous Christian subjects were copied by Indian artists working from the illustrated Bibles, prints, and paintings that were brought to the Mughal court by Jesuit missionaries and European traders. This image of the Madonna and Child is not an exact copy of a European original, since such details as the depiction of the faces, and the addition of the zoomorphic ewer, show Indian influences.
Marking: Signed by Manohar.
[ Adrienne Minassian, New York, until 1970; sold to MMA]
Beach, Milo, ed. The Gulshan Album and Its European Sources, 331, LXIII (1965). pp. 63-91.