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The royal elephant Madhukar: PD.84-1948

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Current Location: In storage


The royal elephant Madhukar


Miniaturist: Hashim (By)



Legal notes

Bequeathed 1946 by P.C. Manuk and Miss G.M. Coles, through the National Art Collections Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 210 mm
Width: 235 mm

Place(s) associated

  • Agra ⪼ Mughal ⪼ India

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1948) by Manuk, P. C. and Coles, G. M., Miss


Circa 1630 - 1640

School or Style

Mogul School

Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( laid down)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Brush drawing with light colours and gold on paper, inscribed in Shah Jahan's hand

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: in hand of Shah Jahan (Dr. P. Chandra (20 June 1967)

  • Text: ... by Hashim
  • Location: Below elephant
  • Method of creation: Black ink

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.84-1948
Primary reference Number: 33221
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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