Four Centuries of Rajput Painting: Mewar, Marwar and Dhundhar Indian Miniatures from the Collection of Isabella and Vicky Ducrot
This remarkable catalogue represents one of the richest-known repertoires of Indian painting, as it documents almost all the schools of painting in India, and in particular those of the Rajput courts. The most significant miniatures come from the courts of the three main dynasties of Rajasthan, those of the Sisodia, Rathore, and Kachwaha clans. The collection also contains important examples of Mughal and Deccan painting, a group of thirty-six Pahari pictures and paintings from Central India. The volume presents, through stunning images, a lavish selection of pictorial illustrations of sacred and literary texts, documenting the stylistic features and choices of theme of various cultural and religious areas of India between the sixteenth and eighteenth-centuries. But it also provides important information on the painters, customs, and cultural interests of the different royal courts and on the types of text illustrated. It’s an invaluable aid for anyone who wishes to get to know and understand the multifaceted art of the Indian subcontinent.
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Foreword Dr Daljeet
Collection of Indian Art in Italy Rosa Maria Cimino
Introduction Vicky Ducrot
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18th century album Amar Singh Amber Ari Singh Arjuna artists ascetic Avatara Ayodhya Bhagavata Purana Bikaner boar Brahmin Bundi Central India Chand clans cm with border cm with red cm without border collection colours court painting Deccan Delhi demons Deogarh Dhundhar Dr Daljeet dressed Ducrot elephant Emperor fly-whisk folios foreground gods Gopi Guler Hindu holds hookah horse hunting Hyderabad illustrated images Indian art Indian miniature inscription in Persian Islamic calligraphy Jagat Singh Jai Singh Jaipur Jodhpur Kangra king Kishangarh Kota Krishna lady Lakshmana lines of script lotus flowers Maharao Malwa Marwar Mewar monsoon mount Mughal musical mode painters palace Parvati poem portrait princely Punjab Hills Radha Raga Ragamala Ragini Raja Rajasthan Rajput painting Ram Singh Rama Ramayana Rathore Recto rulers sage Sangram Singh Sanskrit Shah Shatrughna Shiva Sikh Singhji Sisodia Sita sits Thakur thikana trees Udaipur Verso Vishnu wears white jama