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A Festive Gathering

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Description This painting celebrates the pleasures of smoking and partaking in good company. The composition is made up of animated vignettes. Look, for example, in the right corner, where a man in orange sits with betel quids—a mild stimulant—arrayed in front of him, watching two men embroiled in a dispute, one with a dagger drawn. A second pair, at the far end and close to the pavilion, seems also to be enraged enough to draw blood. The rest look on in anticipation, smoking and conversing.
Date Description Narrative
3/26/2018Examinationexamined for exhibition
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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ca. 1163 AH/AD 1750 (Mughal)
opaque watercolor on on paper
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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H: 13 1/8 x W: 9 7/8 in. (33.34 x 25.08 cm); Framed H: 26 1/4 × W: 21 3/4 × D: 1 1/2 in. (66.68 × 55.25 × 3.81 cm)
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Not On View


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