In the Maharaja’s Court: Royal Paintings from Northern India
Bilingual English-Hebrew edition
This catalogue accompanies the exhibition The in the Maharaja’s Court: Royal Paintings from Northern India, and features captivating portraits from the royal courts of the Indian Rajas and the Muslim and Mughal Sultanates who ruled north-western India from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries. These works reflect the role of art as a means of conveying status, while offering a glimpse into this complex chapter in India’s history. Painters who moved from court to court incorporated different traditions in their works, including local, Persian, and European techniques Ranging from portraits of rulers and court members to scenes of court life such as royal meetings and hunting expeditions, the paintings are accompanied by small group of photographs of rulers from the nineteenth to early twentieth century, the modern equivalent of the royal portrait brought to India by the British. This comprehensive exhibition catalogue includes academic and curatorial articles exploring the art of this period alongside exquisitely detailed full-color images of the works themselves.SHOW MORE
Weight 700 g Dimensions 20.5 × 27 × 1.5 cm
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