*A European-influenced mother and child (1600's)*

Source: http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/search/LotDetail.asp?sid=&intObjectID=4580001&SE=CMWCAT04+124508+%2D1407303075+&QR=M+1+104+Aqc0000900+108649++Aqc0000900+&entry=india&SU=1&RQ=True&AN=105
(downloaded Sept. 2005)

"MOTHER AND CHILD. MUGHAL INDIA, 17TH CENTURY. Line drawing heightened with gold and colour wash in some areas, a clearly European-influenced female figure in a landscape wearing classical robes sits in a stool and runs her fingers through the hair of a standing child, mounted on a later Iranian album page with a line of nasta'liq above and below, the miniature slightly worn and with a clear stamp impression. Folio 12¾ x 8¼in. (32.2 x 21cm.); miniature 4¾ x 3½in. (12.2 x 9cm.)."

A princess listens to female musicians in an intimate setting, Mughal style, c.1710

Source: http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/search/LotDetail.asp?sid=&intObjectID=3970142&SE=CMWCAT04+1183569+%2D561604309+&QR=M+1+60+Aqc0000900+1089517++Aqc0000900+&entry=india&SU=1&RQ=True&AN=61
(downloaded Aug. 2002)

"An Album Leaf of Ladies on a Terrace with Musicians. India, Mughal, circa 1710. Depicting a bare-breasted princess resting against a cushion attended by maidservants preparing her toilette and musicians, mounted on an album page with wide dark blue borders with five gold-edged cartouches and gold floral decoration and 12 inset panels bearing Persian inscriptions. Folio: 15½ x 10½ in. (39.4 x 26.7 cm.)."

A view by Francois Valentijn, from 'Oud en Nieuw Oost Indien', Amsterdam, 1726; *two more zananah views*

Source: ebay, Mar. 2015

*A princess listens to an old woman; opaque watercolor and gold, Jammu school, c.1770-80* (FAMSF)

*"Women's Dancing Party," a page from the Lady Coote Album, Lucknow style, c.1780* (FAMSF; use keyword "coote")

*"Acrobats Performing on a Tightrope for a Women's Dancing Party," from the Lady Coote album; Lucknow style, c.1780: ZOOM capabilities* (FAMSF; use keyword "coote")

*A depiction of a zananah from Moore's Voyages and Travels, 1780*

Source: ebay, Aug. 2005

A view of the inside of a zananah, by William Skelton, 1780-83: *full information from the BL*; and *a larger scan of a reprint edition, 1797*

Source: ebay, Oct. 2004


Senior wives playing chaupar (Lucknow, c.1790)

Source:  A Second Paradise: Indian Courtly Life 1590-1947, by Naveen Patnaik (New York: Metropolitan Museum, 1985), p. 72; scan by FWP, Sept. 2001.

"Senior Wives Playing Chaupar in the Court Zenana with Eunuchs; possibly by Navasi Lal after a lost original by Tilly Kettle. Mughal, Lucknow; ca. 1790; 18 x 10.5 cm. James Ivory Collection."

*An Indian lady in great state," by Giulio Ferrario, from 'Il costume antico e moderno...', Florence, 1824*; also: *a humbler lady*

Source: ebay, June 2010

"The Favourite of the Harem," by William Daniell, from 'The Oriental Annual or Scenes of India' (London: Bull and Churton, 1835)

Source: ebay, Mar. 2006

*"A concert before a Princess," engraving by Lemaitre, earlier 1800's*

Source: ebay, Jan. 2010

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