Recto: Figures capturing wild elephants
Verso: Portraits of nobles and courtiers
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Partly through growing European influence, the art of portraiture flourished under the Mughals as never before in India. Splendidly bound albums were assembled, containing portraits of princes, courtiers and others. Here six unrelated earlier portraits have been artfully joined in a group against a pale green ground with floral decoration.
Recto: Figures capturing wild elephants Verso: Portraits of nobles and courtiers
Dateearly 17th century
Mughal Period (1526 - 1858)
Material and technique
gouache on paper
Dimensionsmount 40.4 x 27.9 cm (height x width)
page 27.3 x 17.3 cm (height x width)
painting 26.7 x 16.5 cm (height x width)
No. of items
Bequeathed by Frederick Henry Andrews, 1958.