Mother and Child Reclining

Indian, Deccani
early 17th century
Attributed to Mirza Muhammad al-Hasani

Object Place: possibly Golconda, Deccan, Southern India


29.6 x 20.5 cm (11 5/8 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Not On View






Inscription on obverse: Persian inscriptions, set in the decorative margin, surround the image. A small inscription in red at the lower left corner of the painting contains the name of the artist: Mirza Muhammad Al-Hasani.


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)

[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