Paintings from India: v. VIII (Nasser D.Khalili Collection of Islamic Art S. v.8)
By: Linda York Leach (author)Hardback
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The Nasser D. Khalili collection of Indian paintings, comprised of works dating from the early 16th to the mid-19th centuries, represents the production of Muslim ateliers such as those within the imperial Mughal courts, the Deccani sultanates and the provincial cities of Oudh. In addition to pages from many well-known Mughal illustrated manuscripts, the collection includes more unusual images, such as one from an almost unknown Akbarnamah. Several of the early Mughal miniatures have European subjects, and 18th and 19th-century works show the stronger connections with Europe that subsequently developed. Among the outstanding paintings in the collection are a 19th-century processional scene four metres in length and a rare early Deccani manuscript used for taking auguries. This book is intended for art historians, Islamicists, collectors, and curators of Islamic art, specialist art trade, readers with a general interest in the subject.
Essays - painting in India on the eve of Akbar's accession; the Akbari atelier and the Hamzah-namah ; a Ramayana manuscript; trends in painting around 1600; European influences in Mughal painting; Mughal painting from 1615 to 1658; the collection of Mughal paintings in Mewas; painters of the later Mughal period; Timur and the Mughal royal house; provincial Mughal painting of the late 18th century; European influence in late Mughal and Rajasthani painting; the painters of the Deccan; the illustration of romances in the Deccan. Concordances.
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