Master And Pupil (Perhaps Prince Salim, Later Emperor Jahangir, With His Tutor)
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
2009.202.204
People
Attributed to Aqa Riza Jahangiri, Afghan
Title
Master and Pupil (perhaps Prince Salim, later Emperor Jahangir, with his tutor)
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
late 16th century
Places
Creation Place: South Asia, India
Period
Mughal period
Culture
Mughal
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Black ink and opaque watercolor on beige paper
Dimensions
26.2 x 16.5 cm (10 5/16 x 6 1/2 in.)
Provenance
Stuart Cary Welch (by 1969 - 2008,) by descent; to his estate (2008-2009,) gift; to Harvard Art Museum.

Notes:
Object was part of temporary loan to Museum in 1969.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, The Stuart Cary Welch Collection, Gift of Edith I. Welch in memory of Stuart Cary Welch
Accession Year
2009
Object Number
2009.202.204
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Descriptions
Description
With sensitive, calligraphic lines, this drawing depicts an elegantly dressed youth kneeling with uplifted face before his much larger master, who is holding open a book with faintly visible, but illegible script. Fine and subtle strokes delineate the master's beard and fur collar and the youth's aigrette and curling hair. Folds of drapery at the hem of their robes and edges of their shawls break into lively rhythms.
Publication History

Asia Society, The Art of Mughal India: Painting & Precious Objects, exh. cat., Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (New York, NY, 1963), Page 164/Figure 17

Stuart Cary Welch, "Mughal and Deccani Miniature Paintings From a Private Collection", Freer Gallery of Art / Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C., 1963), Plate 1/Figure 2

Michael Brand, Akbar's India: Art from the Mughal City of Victory, exh. cat., Asia Society Galleries (New York, NY, 1985), Page 79 & 147/Figure 42

Stuart Cary Welch and Kim Masteller, From Mind, Heart, and Hand: Persian, Turkish, and Indian Drawings from the Stuart Cary Welch Collection, exh. cat., Yale University Press (U.S.) (New Haven, 2004), p 11/ fig 9, p 80 - 81/ cat 17

Exhibition History

Anvari's Divan: A Pocket Book for Akbar, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 02/07/1984 - 03/28/1984

Akbar's India: Art from the Mughal City of Victory, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/24/1986 - 03/16/1986

Indian and Persian Drawings, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 04/25/1987 - 06/21/1987

Precisely to the Point, Daggers and Drawings from Persia and India: 15th-19th century, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/30/1992 - 07/26/1992

Infancy to Old Age: A Gallery of Indians, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/27/1993 - 04/25/1993

Linear Graces ... and Disgraces: Part II, Drawings from the Courts of Persia, Turkey, and India, 15th-19th Centuries, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 12/26/1994 - 03/05/1995

From Mind, Heart, and Hand: Persian, Turkish, and Indian Drawings from SCWelch, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 03/19/2005 - 06/02/2005

The Tablet and the Pen: Drawings from the Islamic World, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 02/18/2006 - 07/23/2006

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted