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King Humayun

c. 1650
The son of Babur, the first Mughal Emperor, Humayun ruled India from 1530 to 1556 though in 1540 he took refuge in Iran. A poet and collector of books, he wrote his memoirs in Persian and brought Iranian painters to his court at Delhi. He died at Delhi in 1556 following a fall in his library. This posthumous portrait dates from the reign of his great- grandson.
Artist
Title
King Humayun
Date
c. 1650
Medium
Painting
Materials
opaque watercolour on paper with gold and coloured ruled borders, laid on light board
Dimensions
20 x 11.7 cm; image: 16.3 x 7.8 cm
Nationality
Indian
Credit line
Gift of Max Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1979
Accession number
23561