Portrait of Aurangzeb's first important successor, Muhammad Shah (r.1719-48), c.1720-30
(downloaded Oct. 2001)
"PORTRAIT OF MUHAMMAD SHAH (1719-48), Mughal India, circa 1720-30. Gouache heightened with gold on paper, the Shah drawn in profile wearing jewels, his head surrounded by a nimbus and holding the mouthpiece of a hookah, laid down on card with floral and calligraphic borders, outer margin of watered paper with painted cartouches, flaking to miniature. Folio 21¼ x 14in. (54 x 35.5cm.); miniature 8 x 4½in. (20.2 x 11.4cm.)."
*Muhammad Shah at a window. Opaque watercolour. Mughal/18th century style. Gouache with gold; 1720-30* (BL)
A gold mohur of Muhammad Shah's, dated as from regnal year 23
(downloaded May 2007)
*North East View of the Cotsea Bhaug, on the River Jumna, by Thomas Daniell, 1795* (BL)-- the complex built by Udham Bai, called "Qudsiyah Begam," Muhammad Shah's wife
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