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