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Royal couple being entertained
Place of Origin: India, Lucknow or Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh state
Date: Provincial Mughal, dated 1739
Materials: Opaque watercolors and gold on paper
Dimensions: H. 10 3/4 in x W. 7 7/8, H. 27.3 cm x W. 20.1 cm
Credit Line: Gift of George Hopper Fitch
Department: South Asian Art
Collection: Painting
Object Number: 1996.14
On Display: No

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Label: In this sumptuous work, a prince accompanied by his harem is being entertained by an entourage of musicians and a dancer. Chitarman was a celebrated artist and court painter to Muhammad Shah. The fact that the painting is signed indicates the artist's status and the importance of the commission. Details of jewelry and costume have been exquisitely rendered, and masterful attention has been given to individualization of the figures, and the sense of interaction among them.

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Inscriptions: Amal Chitarman
Label: In this sumptuous work, a prince accompanied by his harem is being entertained by an entourage of musicians and a dancer. Chitarman was a celebrated artist and court painter to Muhammad Shah. The fact that the painting is signed indicates the artist's status and the importance of the commission. Details of jewelry and costume have been exquisitely rendered, and masterful attention has been given to individualization of the figures, and the sense of interaction among them.
Inscriptions: Amal Chitarman