ORIGINAL GONGBI MUGHAL ART BEAUTIFUL FRAMED LARGE PERSIAN INK MINIATURE PAINTING ON SILK FROM NEPAL EXTREMELY DETAILED RENDITION OF KRISHNA IN ORNATE GARB DFN1 DECORATOR DESIGNER COLLECTOR WALL ART HOME DECOR 19”X13.5”
PERFECT MUGHAL PAINTING HAND PAINTED BY ARTIST ON SILK WITH GREAT DETAIL
(HAND PAINTED FRAME, SIGNED) AND DOUBLE MATTED
Purchased in the Kathmandu valley, Nepal, from a monk, 25 years ago
Recently matted with an acid-free mat and framed in a hand painted custom frame created to enhance the authentic delicate and minute ink painting.
Measures : 18 3/4" X 13 1/2"
(Seen on all the pictures)
The Palas of Bengal were the pioneers of miniature painting in India. The art of miniature painting reached its glory during the Mughal period.
In eastern India, miniature painting developed in the 10th century. These miniatures were painted on the palm-leaf manuscripts as well as their wooden covers.
The books were called hastprat, written by hand, often relating love stories, and the ink paintings were placed there to make the subject of the book more pleasurable.
Mughal painting is the name of this miniature art created to illustrate books and which emerged, developed and took shape during the period of the Mughai Empire 16th −19th centuries.
Mughal paintings were a unique blend of Indian, Persian and Islamic styles. Because the Mughal kings wanted visual records of their deeds as hunters and conquerors, their artists accompanied them on military expeditions or missions of state, or recorded their prowess as animal slayers, or depicted their sumptuous ceremonies of marriages.
They also depicted a number of themes, illustrating Classic Hindu epics like the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, Krishna's life, stories of the gods, beautiful landscapes, and popular folk stories. Creating the colors, extracted from certain minerals, plant sources, shells, etc… was a lengthy process, sometimes taking weeks. Brushes used were very fine.
We also carry original authentic prints 300 years old or less, framed or not, in great condition such as: Albin, Audubon, Baron, Barraband, Bertuch, Brodtmann, Brown, Buffon, Cassel, Curtis, Cuvier, Donovan, Edwards, Fitch, Frisch, Grandville, Harrison, Walter Hood, Latham, Linden,Linnaeus, Loddiges, Martinet, McKenney, Morris, Munting, Redoute, Reinchenbachia, Schreber, Schubert, Selby, Shaw and Nodder, Van Geel, Warner, etc.... etc...
Again, we closed our art store of antique prints and custom frames as well as our store of rare artifacts from around the world and we will now sell them direct to the public here. We have 1000's of antique prints and it will take a while to do so.