Harvard Art Museums> 1999.295: A Mughal and a Rajput Converse at Dusk Paintings Collections Search Exit Deep Zoom Mode Zoom Out Zoom In Reset Zoom Full Screen Add to Collection Order Image Copy Link Copy Citation Citation"A Mughal and a Rajput Converse at Dusk (Attributed to Basawan) , 1999.295,” Harvard Art Museums collections online, Mar 20, 2023, https://hvrd.art/o/217186. Reuse via IIIF Toggle Deep Zoom Mode Download This object does not yet have a description. Identification and Creation Object Number 1999.295 People Attributed to Basawan, Indian (16th century) Title A Mughal and a Rajput Converse at Dusk Classification Paintings Work Type painting Date late 16th century Places Creation Place: South Asia, India Period Mughal period Culture Mughal Persistent Link https://hvrd.art/o/217186 Physical Descriptions Medium Opaque watercolor and gold on paper Dimensions 20.3 x 11.5 cm (8 x 4 1/2 in.) Acquisition and Rights Credit Line Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Stuart Cary Welch, Jr. Accession Year 1999 Object Number 1999.295 Division Asian and Mediterranean Art Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Permissions The Harvard Art Museums encourage the use of images found on this website for personal, noncommercial use, including educational and scholarly purposes. To request a higher resolution file of this image, please submit an online request. Descriptions Description Under a red canopy in a gated, outdoor setting, are two figures in conversation. On the left is a Mughal who sits with his legs folded under him. He wears a blue and gold turban, a brown robe (jama), and a waist sash (patka). Tucked into his sash is a punch dagger (katar). His right hand is raised in conversation. The attendant behind the Mughal, dressed in a purple robe and turban, holds a white scarf above the Mughal’s head, denoting his royal status. However, the identity of the Mughal figure remains uncertain. He is receiving visitation from a Rajput, identifiable by his turban, facial hair, and darker complexion. He wears long-stranded necklaces, a seafoam green robe, and a patterned waist sash. He sits on a floral carpet with his legs also folded under him. The background is filled with large trees and flowers. Publication History Stuart Cary Welch, "Early Mughal Miniature Paintings From Two Private Collections Shown at the Fogg Art Museum", Ars Orientalis; The Arts of Islam and the East, Freer Gallery of Art / Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C., 1959), Vol. 3, 133 - 146, Plate 10/Figure 15 Stuart Cary Welch, The Art of Mughal India: Painting & Precious Objects, exh. cat., Harry N. Abrams, Inc. and Asia Society Museum (New York, NY, 1963), p.164, no. 16, pl. 16 Howard Hodgkin and Terence McInerney, Indian Drawing : An Exhibition Chosen by Howard Hodgkin, exh. cat., Arts Council of Great Britain, London (London, England, 1983), Figure 31 Naveen Patnaik and Stuart Cary Welch, A Second Paradise: Indian Courtly Life, 1590-1947, Doubleday & Co. (Garden City, NY, 1985), page 40, 179/figure 2 Exhibition History Portraiture in Iran and India, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 12/09/1983 - 02/01/1984 Five Masters of Persian and Indian Painting, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/11/1992 - 03/09/1992 Earthly Paradise: Gardens in Islamic Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/08/1993 - 08/22/1993 Courts and Countryside: Islamic Paintings from the 14th through the 17th Century, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/21/1999 - 08/22/1999 A Sea in a Jug: The Welch Collection of Art from the Islamic World and Later South Asia, Colby College Museum of Art, 02/20/2020 - 11/01/2020 Verification Level This record has been reviewed by the curatorial staff but may be incomplete. Our records are frequently revised and enhanced. For more information please contact the Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art at email@example.com This page is a presentation of the object's record in our API. API records are regularly refreshed with data from our catalog. This record was refreshed March 19th, 2023 05:43:54 am.