Color on paper
Image: 21.5 x 13.4 cm (8 7/16 x 5 1/4 in.)
Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund 1971.89
This painting of European subjects by an unnamed Indian artist depicts an unidentified scene in which two merchants approach a pavilion where a seated lady receives a kneeling holy man unrolling a scroll before her. The figures wear garments associated with different periods, which increases the painting’s ambiguity. The distant cityscape in
the upper left corner is a Mughal version of the type introduced into India by Jesuit missionaries who brought gifts of European paintings and engravings.
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