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A love-scene, probably the Emperor Jahangir as a youth embracing Nur Jahan: PD.4-1949

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A love-scene, probably the Emperor Jahangir as a youth embracing Nur Jahan
Arabic calligraphy


Unknown (Miniaturist)


History note: Bought at the Sir Bernard Eckstein, Bart., sale, Sotheby's, 7 Feb., 1949, lot 62, for £38 by the Friends

Measurements and weight

Height: 168 mm
Width: 88 mm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1949-02) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

School or Style

Mogul School

Materials used in production

White bodycolour

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper ( laid down) Recto: Verso:

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.4-1949
Primary reference Number: 33391
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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