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Imperial Mughal Painting Handpainted Jahangir Indian Moghul Empire Miniature Art - See more at: http://www.artnindia.com/shop/imperial-mughal-painting-handpainted-jahangir-indian-moghul-empire-miniature-art/#sthash.H49yogLQ.dpuf

Imperial Mughal Painting Handpainted Jahangir Indian Moghul Empire Miniature Art - See more at: http://www.artnindia.com/shop/imperial-mughal-painting-handpainted-jahangir-indian-moghul-empire-miniature-art/#sthash.H49yogLQ.dpuf

Youth Dressed in Green India, Karnataka, Bijapur (?), 1600-1650 Drawings; watercolors Opaque watercolor, gold, and ink on paper Image: 6 7/8 x 3 1/16 in. (17.46 x 7.78 cm); Sheet: 13 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (34.29 x 21.59 cm) The Nasli M. Heeramaneck Collection, gift of Joan Palevsky (M.73.5.453) South and Southeast Asian Art

Youth Dressed in Green India, Karnataka, Bijapur (?), 1600-1650 Drawings; watercolors Opaque watercolor, gold, and ink on paper Image: 6 7/8 x 3 1/16 in. (17.46 x 7.78 cm); Sheet: 13 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (34.29 x 21.59 cm) The Nasli M. Heeramaneck Collection, gift of Joan Palevsky (M.73.5.453) South and Southeast Asian Art

Shah-Jahan visits the shrine of Khwaja Mu'inuddin Chishti at Ajmer (November 1654)

Shah-Jahan visits the shrine of Khwaja Mu'inuddin Chishti at Ajmer (November 1654)

indian miniature painting

indian miniature painting

The founder of the Mughal dynasty was Babur, "The Tiger," who ruled from 1483 to 1530. Babur was not fully a Mongol: his mother was descended from Genghis Khan, but his father was descended from Timur. Like his ancestors, he rose from comparatively little to become one of the great conquerors of his time.

The founder of the Mughal dynasty was Babur, "The Tiger," who ruled from 1483 to 1530. Babur was not fully a Mongol: his mother was descended from Genghis Khan, but his father was descended from Timur. Like his ancestors, he rose from comparatively little to become one of the great conquerors of his time.

Pictorial Genealogy Of Jahangir  Mughal India, circa 1623-27 CE  Jahangir was super concerned with legitimizing his rule by tracing his connections back to Timur using art, which is appropriate, because part of why Timur was such a big arts patron is that he was trying to legitimize his own rule by being like “hey I am totally a Mongol, remember how they cared about paintings?”  And the Mongols started being interested in painting when they were trying to be all cultured like the Chine

Pictorial Genealogy Of Jahangir Mughal India, circa 1623-27 CE Jahangir was super concerned with legitimizing his rule by tracing his connections back to Timur using art, which is appropriate, because part of why Timur was such a big arts patron is that he was trying to legitimize his own rule by being like “hey I am totally a Mongol, remember how they cared about paintings?” And the Mongols started being interested in painting when they were trying to be all cultured like the Chine

Nur Jahan, Holding a Portrait of the Emperor Jahangir, c. 1627  attributed to Bishandas (Indian)  opaque watercolor and gold on paper, Miniature - h:14.00 w:6.40 cm (h:5 1/2 w:2 1/2 inches).

Nur Jahan, Holding a Portrait of the Emperor Jahangir, c. 1627 attributed to Bishandas (Indian) opaque watercolor and gold on paper, Miniature - h:14.00 w:6.40 cm (h:5 1/2 w:2 1/2 inches).

This is the left side of a double-page composition from the Akbarnama (Book of Akbar) (the right half is Museum no. IS.2:51-1896). The overall composition was designed by Miskina, one of the greatest artists of the Mughal court, with the details on this half being painted by Bhagwan. Together, they depict the Mughal emperor Akbar (r.1556–1605) receiving spoils of war from his leading general Asaf Khan in Jaunpur in 1565.

Akbar and Asaf Khan

This is the left side of a double-page composition from the Akbarnama (Book of Akbar) (the right half is Museum no. IS.2:51-1896). The overall composition was designed by Miskina, one of the greatest artists of the Mughal court, with the details on this half being painted by Bhagwan. Together, they depict the Mughal emperor Akbar (r.1556–1605) receiving spoils of war from his leading general Asaf Khan in Jaunpur in 1565.

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