Portrait of Hemanidhi (?)
Later Mughal period
early 18th century
Object Place: Northern India
11.7 x 7 cm (4 5/8 x 2 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ink on paper
Not On View
Inscription in front: In Devanagiri and Persian at top: "Hemanidhi Patha" (Hemanidhi reading). In another hand, Devanagari," Garhke" and the number 19. In miniscule Devanagari on the sutra, an invocation to Ganesh.
About 1910, acquired from Balak Ram Sah of Garhwal, great grandson of Mola Ram, by Ananda Coomaraswamy (b. 1887 - d. 1947) ; by 1916, purchased in India by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (b. 1887 - d. 1947); 1917, sold by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy to Denman Waldo Ross (b. 1853 - d. 1935), Cambridge, MA; 1917, given by Denman Waldo Ross to the MFA. (Accession date: April 5, 1917)
 See Coomaraswamy, Catalogue of the Indian Collections in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1930, Part VI, page 96.