Dog with pups

Dog with pups

c. 1780

Ink and opaque watercolor on paper

Image: 22 x 16.5 cm (8 11/16 x 6 1/2 in.); Overall: 18.7 x 25 cm (7 3/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Ward in memory of her father, Charles Svec 1969.77

Fun Fact

The newborn puppies are still too young to open their eyes.

Description

Dogs were kept in the Mughal imperial palace and attentively cared for by one keeper for every two hunting dogs. Akbar’s biography notes that the emperor liked dogs so much he imported different breeds from distant lands, and Jahangir requested English hunting dogs from the ambassador Sir Thomas Roe. The tradition of collecting and keeping dogs was continued by the succeeding emperors and vassal kings.

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