Lot 82
  • 82

The Emperor Jahangir with his harem, India, Mughal, early 17th century

2,000 - 3,000 GBP
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Drawing with use of colours on paper, early 19th century borders with floral designs in colours and gold on cream paper in the style of the Shah Jaham Albums, original cover paper bearing an inscription in William Fraser's hand "a very old picture of Akbar (sic) in his Harem", inscription on outside of cover paper in black ink in Persian script "nmbr 1" (number 1)


In the Collection of William (1784-1835) and James Fraser (1783-1856)
By direct descent to Malcolm R. Fraser Esq

Catalogue Note

Another painting of Jahangir in his Harem - a well-known scene of him enjoying the Holi festival - is in the Minto Album in the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin (CBL In 07A.4, see Leach 1995, vol.I, p.382; Wright 2008, p.310).