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Painting of an Alleged Daughter of Jahangir

India, Mughal, 18th century

Likely opaque watercolors and gold on paper

According to the British Museum’s register, this is a portrait of Jahangir’s daughter. However, Jahangir had no daughters of his own, only sons. This leads me to believe that this could be an idealized portrait of Ladli Begum the daughter of Nur Jahan from a previous marriage. Ladli eventually wed Shahryar, the last of Jahangir’s sons. It’s entirely plausible that she might have been raised as a daughter of his own, especially considering Nur Jahan’s influence at court.