Company painting, Mysore style Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, fifth Sultan of Golconda and founder of Hyderabad (r.1580–1611) c. 1790 Place made: Mysore, Karnataka, India
Materials & Technique: paintings, miniatures, opaque watercolour, gold Support: paper
Primary Insc: u.c., black ink, above image, within border, inscription in Nasta'liq script.
Dimensions: image 32.3 h x 17.7 w cm border 38.6 h x 24.0 w cm mount 47.8 h x 30.3 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Gayer-Anderson Gift 1954
Accession No: NGA 91.1381
Subject: Royalty Portrait: male
  • Bought in Cairo, Egypt, by Major Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson, Pasha, 1926 or before
  • who gave it to is brother, Colonel Thomas Gayer Gayer-Anderson in Cairo, 1926
  • held in the collection of Colonel Thomas Gayer Gayer-Anderson and Major Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson, Pasha, both of The Little Hall, Lavenham, Suffolk, England, 1926-1953
  • who gave it to the Commonwealth of Australia, 1953
  • held by National Library of Australia, Canberra, after transfer from London, 1954-1991
  • transferred to the collection of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 1991.
  • The collecting history of this painting is partial. The earliest known transaction is its acquisition by the donor in Egypt in 1926. The National Gallery of Australia welcomes further information regarding its history of ownership prior to 1926.