ISBN 9788189995379,The Indian Portrait 1560-1860

The Indian Portrait 1560-1860



Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9788189995379

ISBN-10 8189995375

Hard Back

Number of Pages 176 Pages
Language (English)

The Arts

This book tells the story of the development of portrait-painting within the vast body of Indian painting from the 16th to 19th century. From its beginning under the Mughal ruler Humayun and his successor Akbar, portraiture progressed to the Hindu courts of Rajasthan and the Punjab Hills, as well as to the Islamic kingdoms of the Deccan further south. During the period of the British rule in the 18th and 19th centuries portraits by Indian artists reached remarkable levels of skill and virtuosity. Different regions and periods produced strikingly varied styles of portraiture, which are discussed in essays and plate captions. Some of these are among the most celebrated of all Indian works of art, while other are new discoveries that shed further light on this fascinating aspect of Indian painting. Table of Contents Foreword Map Chronology Introduction: Kapil Jariwala The Portrait in Early lndia: Robert Skelton Portraiture at the Mughal Court: Susan Stronge Portraiture at the Rajput Courts: Rosemary Crill Indian Portraiture in the British Period: J. P. Losty Plates: Caption by Laura Parodi Captions by Rosemary Crill Captions by J.P. Losty Appendix: The Materials and Techniques of Indian Painting: Kapil Jariwala Bibliography Index.