Freer Displays Entire Mughal Painting Collection

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The Freer Gallery of Art puts its entire collection of Mughal paintings on display. The exhibition "The Imperial Image: Painting for the Mughal Court" is curated by Milo C. Beach, a Smithsonian Regents' fellow. The 74 paintings on display date from the 16th to 19th centuries and include book illustrations made by Mughal court painters. The most important work is a manuscript of the Ramayana purchased by Charles Lang Freer in 1907.


  • Freer, Charles Lang 1854-1919
  • Beach, Milo Cleveland
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • Regents' Fellowship Program


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"Freer: Displaying Painted Pleasures from Islamic India." The Smithsonian Torch (September 1981): 2.

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


  • September 25, 1981 - January 28, 1982
  • 1526-1765


  • Curators
  • Art, Mogul
  • Illustrations
  • Art
  • Scholarships
  • Museums
  • Illustrated books
  • History
  • Manuscripts
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Exhibit openings
  • Exhibitions
  • Research grants
  • Museum exhibits
  • Painting
  • Illustration of books
  • Art, Islamic
  • Art objects
  • Indian art


  • Mogul Empire
  • India

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