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Artist unknown (Bolivian, 19th century),
Virgin del Carmen (The Virgin of Mt. Carmel presenting a scapular medal to St. Theresa of Avila) ,ca. 1800–1820
Joslyn Art Museum
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Portrait of Mary Hill Lady Kilgrew -Anthony van Dyck ~1638
37 notes | source picture | ReblogTurkey cock by Mansur, Mughal, c. 1612. Opaque watercolour and gold on paper. This painting of a North American turkey cock was done in 1612, when the Mughal emperor Jahangir received a consignment of exotic birds and animals. Jahangir wrote: “as these animals appeared to me to be very strange, I both described them and ordered that painters should draw them in the Jahangir-nama [“Book of Jahangir”, the emperor’s memoirs], so that the amazement that arose from hearing of them might be increased. One of these animals in body is larger than a peahen and smaller than a peacock. When it is in heat and displays itself, it spreads out its feathers like the peacock and dances about. Its beak and legs are like those of a cock. Its head and neck and the part under the throat are every minute of a different colour. When it is in heat it is quite red - one might say it had adorned itself with red coral - and after a while it becomes white in the same places and looks like cotton. It sometimes looks of a turquoise colour. Like a chameleon it constantly changes colour.” The painting, signed by the leading artist of the court Mansur, was preserved in an album, probably during the reign of Jahangir when the floral borders were added to it. Via V&A.
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