Muhammad Shah in a Garden

Indian, Mughal
Mughal period
about 1735
Attributed to Nidha Mal (Indian, active about 1735–1775)


Object Place: Northern India

Dimensions

47 x 73.5 cm (18 1/2 x 28 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.686

Medium or Technique

Ink and light colors and gold on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings / Watercolors

Inscription

Obverse: in Persian, small inscriptions identifying emperor and one courtier.

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 Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution