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Single Leaf of the Virgin and Child
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Single Leaf of the Virgin and Child

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Description The Mughal emperor Jahangir (r. 1605–27), like his father Akbar, was fascinated with the content and sophistication of European prints and drawings. The artists of the imperial workshops were encouraged to study and copy European works. Jahangir is said to have liked, in particular, images of the Virgin Mary, and this tinted drawing may have been made for him. Here, the Virgin looks affectionately at her child as he holds her hand and carries flowers.
Date Description Narrative
6/06/2017Examinationexamined for exhibition
  • Pearls of the Parrot of India: The Emperor Akbar's Illustrated "Khamsa," 1597-1598. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 2005-2006.
Provenance John and Berthe Ford, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 2002, by gift.
Credit Gift of John and Berthe Ford, 2002

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1008-1034 AH/AD 1600-1625 (Mughal)
watercolor, opaque watercolor, and gold paint on paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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H: 12 x W: 7 15/16 in. (30.5 x 20.2 cm); Image H: 6 9/16 x W: 4 1/16 in. (16.7 x 10.3 cm); Framed: H: 20 1/8 × W: 15 3/16 × D: 1 1/4 in. (51.12 × 38.58 × 3.18 cm)
  • India (Place of Origin)
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Not On View


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