"Shah Shuja with a Beloved" by Govardhan (1632)
Regular price $29.50
This lightly mustached prince is Shah Shuja, Jahangir's favourite grandson. He lived in contented, near-imperial splendour, writing verses, encouraging musicians, and ruling with admirable clemency and justice – until his brother Aurangzeb seized the throne in 1658. In 1659 Shah Shuja and his large army were defeated. He was forced to withdraw to Bengal; two years later, hounded into Assam by Aurangzeb's armies, he and his family and a small number of loyal retainers disappeared from history.
11" x 17" matte paper
Reprint of the original painting. The artwork has not been retouched.
Frame not included