Azim-us-Shan was killed on 17 March 1712 and Jahandar Shah was able to rule for a further eleven months. He was the father of three sons, including Aziz-ud-Din who reigned as Mughal emperor between 1754 and 1759. Jahandar Shah, was very frivolous in lifestyle, his court was enlivened by dancing and entertainment. He chose a favourite wife, Lal Kunwar who was a mere dancing girl before her elevation to the position of Queen Consort.Together they shocked the Mughal Empire and were even opposed by Aurangzeb's surviving daughter Zeb-un-Nissa. He was defeated in the battle at Agra on 10 January 1713 by Farrukhsiyar, his nephew and the second son of Azim-ush-Shan, with the support of the Syed Brothers. He fled to Delhi, from where he was captured and handed over to the new Emperor, who confined him along with Lal Kunwar.
He lived in confinement for a month, until 11 February 1713, when professional stranglers were sent to murder him. Due to his very short reign, portraits of Jahandar Shah are quite rare. The present painting was never completed as it does not include several finishing details; most notably shading.A closely related finished portrait of Jahandar Shah, in reverse, is in the V&A, London (1). Item is guaranteed to be authentic. High resolution images are available upon request.
Thank you for viewing my listing. The item "Indian Miniature Painting Portrait of Jahandar Shah, Mughal, 1712-13" is in sale since Sunday, September 04, 2016.
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