25 septembre 2011

Major International Loan Exhibition Featuring Greatest Artists in History of Indian Painting Goes on View at Metropolitan Museum

   Payag (Painter), Mir 'Ali (Calligrapher). Shah Jahan riding a stallion: page from the Kevorkian Album. Mughal court atAgra, ca. 1628. Opaque watercolor and gold on paper. Painting: 11 1/8 x 8 3/16 in. (28.2 x 20.8 cm). Page: 15 5/16 x 10 1/8 in. (38.9 x 25.7 cm). The MetropolitanMuseum of Art,New York. Purchase,RogersFund and The Kevorkian Foundation Gift, 1955 ( Indian paintings have traditionally been classified according to regional styles or dynastic periods, with an emphasis on subject matter and... [Lire la suite]

06 avril 2011

Mughal Masterpiece: Portrait of Emperor Jahangir Sells for £1.4 Million at Bonhams

Mughal painting of Emperor Jahangir who ruled India from 1605 to 1627. EPA/Bonhams LONDON.- The magnificent portrait the Mughal Emperor Jahangir who reigned from 1605-1627, attributed to Abu'l Hasan, Nadir al-Zaman and dated AH 1026/AD 1617, sold for £1,420,000 at Bonhams Indian and Islamic Sale today, April 5th. It went to a Middle Eastern museum. The sale total was £2.7m. The picture is a political tour de force in which the Emperor lays claim to a world-wide ambition. This is achieved through its full life-size magnificence, use... [Lire la suite]