Autoportrait Day 261~ Anonymous Mughal Artist

A random survey of self-portraits created by women through the centuries

Anonymous artist, 17th century Mughal India

The Emperor Jahangir in the Zenana, c.1620 / Brush ink, opaque pigments, and gold on paper, laid on 19th century floral album page / Private collection

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“The group at the bottom left corner includes a woman holding an album or portfolio, a well-known sign in the work of artists…that is taken to mean that this is a self-portrait of the artist of the main picture.”
From Indian and Persian Painting 1590-1840

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