Portrait of a Prince, ca. 1650

  • Indian

Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

  • Framed: Image: 9 1/4 × 5 3/8 inches (23.5 × 13.7 cm) Mount: 17 1/4 × 10 1/4 inches (43.8 × 26 cm)

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel

F74.3

Department

Islamic Art

  • Indian
  • Standing
  • Paper (fiber product)
  • Gouache
  • Gold
  • Border (ornament area)
  • Leaves (plant materials)
  • Portrait
  • Prince
  • Man
  • Painting (visual work)
  • Sword
  • Profile (figure)

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Inscribed, under portrait: [translated: Shir Badir Shah b. 'Alamgir.']

Provenance

Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel; 1974-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

University Liggett Antiques Show. Exh. cat., University Liggett School. Grosse Pointe Woods, June 13-16, 1979, p. 89. Krishna, Naval. "A Descriptive Catalog of the Indian Paintings in the DIA, USA," Master's Thesis, Museum Practice and Philosophy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1979. International Bulletin for Photographic Documentaion of the Visual Arts, vol. 11, no. 3. (cover ill.).

Rights Status

Indian, Portrait of a Prince, ca. 1650, opaque watercolor and gold on paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel, F74.3.