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Deccan painting, Mysore style The Emperor Akbar with his hawk [recto] 19th century Description: The Emperor Akbar with his hawk [recto] | illuminated text [verso]
Place made: Mysore, Karnataka, India
Materials & Technique: paintings, miniatures, opaque watercolour, gold Support: paper
Primary Insc: Inscribed upper centre above image, in black ink, in Nasta'liq script "Akbar Padsha".
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed lower right, in black ink "GA.P.66".
Dimensions: image (recto) 15.9 h x 10.4 w cm mount 40.8 h x 29.5 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Gayer-Anderson Gift 1954
Accession No: NGA 91.1351A
  • 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.