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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Virgin and Child with Angels (painting by a Portuguese artist), the central image of a folio from an album of Emperor Jahangir; mounted with an ornamental border by a Mughal artist
Work Type
album folio
c. 1595-1600
Creation Place: South Asia, India
Mughal period
Persistent Link
Level 3, Room 3610, University Teaching Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper
image with border: 42 x 26.5 cm (16 9/16 x 10 7/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of John Goelet
Accession Year
Object Number
Asian and Mediterranean Art
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Publication History

Milo Cleveland Beach and Stuart Cary Welch, The Grand Mogul: Imperial Painting in India, 1600-1660, exh. cat., Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute (Williamstown, MA, 1978), Page 51, 53, 56/Figure 9

"Women and Religion", The Colby Library Quarterly, Colby Library Associates (Waterville, Maine, 1989), vol. XXV, no. 3, back cover

Ellison Banks Findly, Religious Resources for Secular Power: The Case of Nur Jahan, Colby Library Quarterly, ed. Douglas Archibald, Vol. XXV, No. 3, September 1989, p. 146; back cover: ill.

Gauvin Alexander Bailey, The Jesuits and the Grand Mogul: Renaissance Art at the Imperial Court of India, 1580-1630, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C., 1998), page 28/figure 19

40 Years On... Donations by John Goelet: Sculpture, Paintings and Drawings, Miniatures and Calligraphy, Tankas and Mandala, M. T. Train and Scala Books (New York, NY, 2000), page 198, 244

Alan Chong, ed., Christianity in Asia: Sacred Art and Visual Splendour, Asian Civilisations Museum (Singapore, 2016), p. 77, fig. 7

Exhibition History

The Enlightened Eye: Gifts from John Goelet, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/12/2000 - 05/07/2000

The Sensuous and the Sublime: Representations of Love in the Arts of the Middle East and Southern Asia, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 07/07/2001 - 12/30/2001

Luxury for Export: A 17th-Century Indian Textile made for Portugal, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, 02/08/2008 - 05/04/2008

A Colloquium in the Visual Arts , Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/04/2021 - 01/02/2022

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