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Single Leaf of a Horseman
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Single Leaf of a Horseman

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Description Walters manuscript leaf W.748 is a Mughal drawing depicting a horseman and is inscribed 'amal-i Basavan (work of Basavan). This attribution, in a later hand, refers to the Mughal artist Basavan, who served at the court of the Emperor Humayun (died 963 AH/AD 1556) and his successor Akbar (died 1014 AH/AD 1605). In the Mughal atelier, Basavan contributed to numerous manuscript projects, especially images of battle scenes. There are tiny prickings along the outline of the drawing that suggest it served as a model for transmission.
Provenance Kelekian Estate, 1952, by bequest; Walters Art Museum, 1952, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1952

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10th century AH/AD 16th (Mughal)
ink and pigments on paper mounted on pasteboard
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
H: 11 13/16 x W: 10 5/8 in. (30 x 27 cm); Image H: 3 11/16 x W: 4 5/16 in. (9.4 x 11 cm)
  • India (Place of Origin)
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