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Melancholic Woman and Attendant

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Provenance

By 1912, Victor Goloubew (b. 1879 - d. 1945), Paris [see note 1]; 1914, sold by Goloubew through M. Meyer-Riefstahl to the MFA for $76,999.81 (total price for 14.532-700). (Accession Date: June 4, 1914) NOTES: [1] Victor Goloubew was born in Russia but lived in Paris by the time of this acquisition. He formed this collection of Persian and Indian miniature paintings and exhibited it at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris from 1912 to 1914 (Paull, Florence Virginia. "The Goloubew Collection of Persian and Indian Paintings." Museum of Fine Arts Bulletin. Vol. XIII. No. 74. (February 1915) 1-16).

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912 and Picture Fund

Indian, Mughal, Mughal period, about 1590 with later border

  • Attributed to Kesava
  • Attributed to Basawan, Indian, active about 1560–1600
Object Place

Northern India

Dimensions

Overall: 42.6 x 26.2 cm (16 3/4 x 10 5/16 in. )

Accession Number

14.688

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings