Muhammad Husayn al-Katib Kashmiri (d. AH 1020/1611-12 AD), was the most celebrated calligrapher at the court of the emperor Akbar, who gave him the title of Zarin Qalam (Golden Pen). He continued to work at the court of Jahangir and his recorded work is dated between 988
(1580-1 AD) and 1017 (1608-9 AD) (Mehdi Bayani, Ahval va Asar-e
Khosh-Nevisan, Vol. III, Tehran, 1348 sh., pp 702-704). For another of his calligraphic panels, mounted as an album page with a miniature by Kesu Das, see lot 12.