Deccan painting, possibly Golconda style Deccan, India
Muhammad Muquim Abdul Wali [A seated nobleman or scholar] late 17th century Place made: Deccan, India
Materials & Technique: paintings, miniatures, opaque watercolour Support: paper
Primary Insc: Inscribed upper right to upper centre, in black ink, in Nasta'liq script.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed lower right, in black ink "GAP.215".
Dimensions: image 17.9 h x 12.3 w cm mount 19.8 h x 14.3 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Gayer-Anderson Gift 1954
Accession No: NGA 91.1401
Subject: Portrait: male
  • With Luzac & Co., London, England, 1952 or before
  • who sold it to Colonel Thomas Gayer Gayer-Anderson, 1952
  • 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, 1952-1953
  • 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 purchase by the donor in London in 1952. The National Gallery of Australia welcomes further information regarding its history of ownership prior to 1952.