“Thakur Dawlat Singh Among Courtiers”
India, Delhi; c. 1825
Miniature: 27.6 × 38.5 cm
European influence on Indian painting was tangible from the 16th century, but at the end of the 18th, it became even more pronounced. French and British tradesmen and civil servants commissioned work directly f...
King Dasaratha finds Queen Kaikeyi collapsed on a tile floor. This represents a scene from the Ramayana where Kaikeyi demands that Dasaratha vanquish Rama from Ayodhya, and is a print from a Raja Ravi Varma oil painting.
Album of popular prints mounted on cloth pages. Colour oleograph, lettered,...
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Painted on cotton
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