"Great Hornbill", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album

Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper | 38.7cm | Recto: c. 1540; verso: c. 1615-20

Painting by Mansur

The emperor Jahangir’s memoirs record many of the animals he encountered while on his annual peregrinations, and the reasons he wanted studies of them to be painted. While we do not have such notes for this painting, we can imagine that Jahangir was ...
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