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Inscription

Small Persian inscription on front, identifying artist as Manohar, and bearing date to 1024.

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 period, 1615

  • Attributed to Manohar, Indian, active about 1580 to 1620
Object Place

Northern India

Dimensions

12.8 x 10.9 cm (5 1/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.662

Medium or Technique

Ink and gold on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Drawings / Watercolors