Rembrandt (Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn), 1606-1669, Dutch, Shah Jahan and Dara Shikoh, c.1654-1656.  Brown ink and gray wash with scratchwork; 21.3 × 17.8 cm.  J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.   Dutch Golden Age, Baroque.

Rembrandt (Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn), 1606-1669, Dutch, Shah Jahan and Dara Shikoh, c.1654-1656. Brown ink and gray wash with scratchwork; 21.3 × 17.8 cm. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. Dutch Golden Age, Baroque.

Dara Shikoh, Son of Shah Jahan

Dara Shikoh, Son of Shah Jahan

Portrait of Prince Dara Shikoh (1615-59).              A newly-identified portrait of Prince Dara Shikoh who was executed in 1659, at the request of his younger brother and new emperor Aurangzeb (ruled 1658-1707).

Portrait of Prince Dara Shikoh (1615-59). A newly-identified portrait of Prince Dara Shikoh who was executed in 1659, at the request of his younger brother and new emperor Aurangzeb (ruled 1658-1707).

Dara Shikoh with his consort

Dara Shikoh with his consort

Dara Shikoh

Dara Shikoh

An imaginary meeting between Dara Shikoh and Kamal, the son of Kabir. Mughal, early 18th century (British Library J.19, 1)

An imaginary meeting between Dara Shikoh and Kamal, the son of Kabir. Mughal, early 18th century (British Library J.19, 1)

Prince Dara Shikoh holds a tray of jewels

Prince Dara Shikoh holds a tray of jewels

Dara Shikoh with Sages in a Garden

Dara Shikoh with Sages in a Garden

Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb mounted on a horse, and ready for battle, 1660-70. Aurangzeb was the son of Shah Jahan and brother of Dara Shikoh and reigned from 1658–1707

Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb mounted on a horse, and ready for battle, 1660-70. Aurangzeb was the son of Shah Jahan and brother of Dara Shikoh and reigned from 1658–1707

A beautiful painting of Dara Shikoh's gray horse. Dara Shikoh was an Imperial Prince and the eldest son of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, but was defeated in his bid for the imperial throne by his younger brother Prince Muhiuddin (who became Emperor Auragzeb). As featured in the British Library exhibition, Mughal India: Art, Culture and Empire.

A beautiful painting of Dara Shikoh's gray horse. Dara Shikoh was an Imperial Prince and the eldest son of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, but was defeated in his bid for the imperial throne by his younger brother Prince Muhiuddin (who became Emperor Auragzeb). As featured in the British Library exhibition, Mughal India: Art, Culture and Empire.

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