Reverse-painted Portrait on Mirror Glass Depicting a Mughal Nobleman, perhaps Nawab Shahamat Jang

Object Name: 
Reverse-painted Portrait on Mirror Glass Depicting a Mughal Nobleman, perhaps Nawab Shahamat Jang

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Object Name: 
Reverse-painted Portrait on Mirror Glass Depicting a Mughal Nobleman, perhaps Nawab Shahamat Jang
Accession Number: 
2014.6.18
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 96.5 cm, W: 66 cm, D: 3.5 cm; Painting H: 79 cm, W: 48.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1760-1780
Primary Description: 
Reverse-painted Portrait on Mirror Glass Depicting a Mughal Nobleman, perhaps Nawab Shahamat Jang. Opaque pigments, gold, silver; painted and silvered. Reverse-painted portrait depicting nobleman sitting on a terrace. Man is kneeling on a mat, which also holds pillows and swords. Painting mounted in 20th century chinoiserie wood frame.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Oliver Forge and Brendan Lynch Ltd., Source
2014
to
2014-08-08
Pennington Family, Former Collection
1970
Spowers, Major William Allan (1925-2009), Former Collection
1970
to
1984
Spowers, Antonia, Former Collection
1984
to
1990
Skelton, Robert, Former Collection
1990
to
2014
The Corning Museum of Glass: Notable Acquisitions 2014 (2015) illustrated, pp. 18-19 (#10); BIB# AI100547
Indian and Persian Painting: 1590-1840 (2014) illustrated, p. 42-43, #20; BIB# 140604
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2014 (2014) illustrated, pp. 7, 8 (top left); BIB# 706293