Darbar of Jahangir

Artist: Abu'l-Hasan
Historical period(s)
Mughal dynasty, Reign of Jahangir, ca. 1615
Mughal Court
Mughal School
Opaque watercolor, ink and gold on paper
H x W: 16.9 x 12.3 cm (6 5/8 x 4 13/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Album, Painting

Album leaf with painting

emperor, globe, India, Mughal dynasty (1526 - 1858), Reign of Jahangir (1605 - 1627)
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Yale University Press. God is the Light of the Heavens and the Earth: Light in Islamic Art and Culture. Virginia. .
  • Sumanthi Ramaswamy. The Conceit of the Globe in Mughal Visual Practice. vol. 49, no. 14 Cambridge, England, October 2007. .
  • Richard Ettinghausen. Paintings of the Sultans and Emperors of India in American Collections. Lalit Kala Series of Indian Art New Delhi. pl. 11.
  • Heike Franke. Akbar und Gahangir: Untersuchungen zur politischen und religiosen Legitimation in Text und Bild. Bonner Islamstudien, no. 12. pl. 22.
  • Richard Ettinghausen. The Emperor's Choice., reprint. New York. pl. 28, fig. 3.
  • Richard Blanton, Lane Fargher. How Humans Cooperate: Confronting The Challenges of Collective Action. Boulder, Colorado. p. 143, fig. 8.2.
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court., 2nd ed. Washington and Ahmedabad, India, 2012. cat. 33, pp. 160-1, fig. 44.
  • Milo Cleveland Beach. The Imperial Image: Paintings for the Mughal Court. Exh. cat. Washington, 1981. cat. 31, pp.182,96, 203-4.
  • Richard Blanton, Lane Fargher. Collective Action in the Formation of Pre-Modern States. Fundamental Issues in Archaeology New York. p. 226.
  • Ivan Stchoukine. Portraits of Moghols, III, in Darbar de Jahangir Dans le Guzl Khanah. vol. 7, no. 4 Paris, December 1931. pp. 233-39.
  • Islamic Art and Archaeology: Collected Papers. Berlin. p. 666.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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