The King’s Favorite Courtesan is Abducted by Sea

Artist: Attributed to Mushfiq
Historical period(s)
Mughal dynasty, Reign of Jahangir, ca. 1610
Mughal Court
Mughal School
Opaque watercolor, ink, gold and silver on paper
H x W: 17.4 x 11.9 cm (6 7/8 x 4 11/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Manuscript folio

abduction, boat, fishing, horse, India, Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858), ocean, princess, Reign of Jahangir (1605 - 1627)
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court., 2nd ed. Washington and Ahmedabad, India, 2012. cat. 15, 15A, p. 92.
  • Mario Bussagli. Indian Miniatures. London and New York. p. 114, pl. 52.
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court. Exh. cat. Washington, 1981. cat. 14, p. 126.
  • Barbara Brend. Perspectives on Persian Painting: Illustrations to Amir Khusrau's Khamsah. New York and London. p. 258, pl. 104.
  • John Seyller. Workshop and Patron in Mughal India: The Freer Ramayana and Other Illustrated Manuscripts of 'Abd al-Rahim. Supplementum 42, Zürich and Washington. p. 281, fig. 203.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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