- Museum number
Painting. Portrait of musician Ali Khan Karori playing the vina. Mounted on European paper. Inscribed, sealed and signed. Painted on paper.
- Production date
- 1600 (circa)
Height: 9 centimetres (image)
Height: 23.20 centimetres (sheet)
Width: 6.90 centimetres (image)
Width: 17.70 centimetres (sheet)
- Curator's comments
- 'Ali Khan Karori, the Musician
India, Mughal style, c. 1610
Gouache on paper
One of Jahangir's favorite artists, Mansur who painted this portrait, os best known as the premier Mughal animal painter. However, in this and various manuscript illustrations he proved himself an able portrayer of men as well as beasts. 'Ali Khan Karori had worked as cheif of the drum-hosue (naqra-khana) under Akbar and was given the title 'Naubat Khan' by Jahangir in 1607.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2010 Mar-Jun, London, National Portrait Gallery, 'The Indian Portrait 1560-1860'
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