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Emperor Shah Jahan (r. 1628-1658) (verso), Calligraphy (recto), Folio from the Late Shah Jahan album LACMA M.78.9.15 (1 of 3)

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Emperor Shah Jahan (r. 1628-1658) (verso), Calligraphy (recto), Folio from the Late Shah Jahan album LACMA M.78.9.15 (1 of 3)

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India, Mughal (verso); Iran (recto), circa 1650 (verso), 1500-1544 (recto)
Drawings; watercolors
Opaque watercolor, gold and ink on paper (verso), Ink on paper (recto)
From the Nasli and Alice Heeramaneck Collection, Museum Associates Purchase (M.78.9.15)
South and Southeast Asian Art

Bichitr (1660) was an Indian painter during the Mughal period, patronized by the emperors Jahangir and Shah Jahan. The earliest known painting of his is a mature work from c. 1615. He was possibly still active in 1660. Britannica notes that his "court style may have been the most brilliant of all the Mughal painters", with "faultless technique and majestic formality."

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