Indian Paintings and Drawings from the 16th – 19th centuries, Sam Fogg, 15D Clifford Street, London W1, until 7th November 2014
Maharana Jagat Singh II (r. 1734-1751) enjoying a dance performance Udaipur Circa 1740 26 x 35 cm; opaque pigments and gold on paper
This is a very special exhibition, spanning the 16th-19th centuries, of Indian miniature paintings and drawings.
Equestrian portrait of Abhai Singh of Jodhpur Jodhpur Circa 1720-30 30.5 x 23.4 cm; opaque watercolour and gold on paper laid down on card
It focuses on the Northern and Central Indian artists and workshops that produced paintings on cloth and paper for their rulers and their immediate courts. These royal courts (Mughal, Deccan and Rajput) were complex entities with their own styles, customs and traditions which were defined by religion geography and systems of government.
An illustration from the Ramayana: The Funeral and Cremation of Dasharatha Kangra c. 1830 40.8 x 53 cm; opaque watercolour with gold, reverse with identification inscription Ayodhya kanda 41