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Walters Ms. W.712, Single leaf of a portrait of Lal Kunwar
Single leaf of a portrait of Lal Kunwar
This Mughal color-wash drawing, dating to the twelfth century AH / eighteenth CE, depicts Lāl Kunwar, the beloved of the eighth Mughal Emperor Jahandār Shāh (d. 1125 AH / 1713 CE). Originally a dancing girl, she became Jahandār's concubine and later the queen consort. Contemporary historians noted Jahandār Shāh's decadent lifestyle and his devotion to the female entertainer Lāl Kunwar, who is named in the inscription at the top of the page. Reportedly, Lāl Kunwar had much influence at Jahandār's court. The seals in the upper corners of the page were added later.
12th century AH / 18th CE
No linguistic content; Not applicable
Mounted on pasteboard
Foliation: Not applicable
21.5 cm wide by 32.6 cm high
- Image: 12.0 cm wide by 20.0 cm high
- Title: Portrait of Lal Kunwar
- Decoration note: Buff paper with illuminated floral design for border
- Title: Portrait of Lāl Kunwar
- Form: Drawing
- Label: This Mughal color-wash drawing, dating to the twelfth century AH / eighteenth CE, depicts Lāl Kunwar, the beloved of the eighth Mughal Emperor Jahandār Shāh (d. 1125 AH / 1713 CE).
Walters Art Museum, 1931, by Henry Walters bequest
Principal cataloger: Gacek, Adam
Catalogers: Landau, Amy; Smith, Sita
Editor: Bockrath, Diane
Conservators: Jewell, Stephanie; Quandt, Abigail
Contributors: Barrera, Christina; Emery, Doug; Herbert, Lynley; Noel, William; Simpson, Shreve; Tabritha, Ariel; Toth, Michael B.; Valle, Chiara
The Walters Art Museum
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