Portrait of Sultan Ibrahim Adil Shah II of Bijapur
The David Collection
Hegira c. 1000 / AD c. 1590
Miniature pasted on an album leaf
India, Deccan, Bijapur
This impressive three-quarter-profile portrait of Ibrahim Adil Shah at about 19 years of age is a unique masterpiece in every way. Portraiture was only in its infancy in Mughal India at this point, and such a monumental depiction from the Deccan must undoubtedly be attributed to the direct influence of printed European models.
"Portrait of Sultan Ibrahim Adil Shah II of Bijapur" in Explore Islamic Art Collections , Museum With No Frontiers, 2019. http://www.museumwnf.org/thematicgallery/thg_galleries/database_item.php?itemId=objects;EPM;dn;Mus21;44;en&id=portraits
MWNF Working Number: DN 44