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Artist
Indian
Title
Mughal Emperor Akbar Holding Court During his Final Illness
Date
mid-18th century
Medium
Album leaf; pigment with gold on polished paper
Dimensions
Image: 9 5/8 × 6 1/4 in. (24.4 × 15.9 cm) Mat: 15 5/16 × 11 3/16 in. (38.9 × 28.4 cm)
Credit Line

Gift of Stephen Hamilton in honor of Margaret and Harold King

Current Location
Not on view
Accession Number
2007.448
Classification
Painting
Provenance

Provenance: From an album once in the library of Warren Hastings (1732-1818), the British East India Company governor of Bengal, at Daylesford House, Oxfordshire, and sold there after his death by Messrs. Farebrother, Clark and Lye on 22 August 1853, lot 179. Later purchased by the Victorian book collector Sir Thomas Phillips (his MS. 14170). Dispersed at auction, Sothebys London, 25-25 November 1968, lot 367 (this miniature); resold Sothebys London 14 December 1987, lot 2 to Michael Spink, Spink & Son, Ltd.