• Intimacy and Formality

    Asia Week New York
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    Catalogue

    The title of this exhibition, two years in the making, reflects some of the key themes that are expressed in this group of Indian paintings. Our exhibition, a stellar group of Mughal and Hindu paintings allows viewers to peer into this world, both intimate and formal. Amongst some of these most intimate scenes is that of a Mughal emperor, not in courtly splendour but tenderly cradling his favourite grandson, a religious gathering of devoted followers and a zenana scene more intimate than formal. By contrast, the formal scenes so often evoked in our imaginings of India can be seen in the grand processions, extraordinary tiger hunts and in formal portraits commissioned by the Emperor Shah Jahan, these paintings show us the courtly world in its stately splendour.

     

  • Folio from the Late Shahjahan Album A Contemporary Portrait of Mahdi-Quli Khan, a Safavid Officer After the Capture of Bist...
    Folio from the Late Shahjahan Album

    A Contemporary Portrait of Mahdi-Quli Khan, a Safavid Officer After the Capture of Bist

    Double-sided folio from The Late Shahjahan Album

    Ascribed raqamahu (work of) Ramdas, border figures attributed to Muhammad Dawla, son of Bhola Mughal, c. 1654

  • Royal Ladies on a Riverbank Attributed to Dalchand Mughal, c. 1710 Opaque pigments and gold on paper laid down on...
    Royal Ladies on a Riverbank

    Attributed to Dalchand

    Mughal, c. 1710

    Opaque pigments and gold on paper laid down on an album page

    Folio 39.8 × 28.1 cm; painting 24.2 × 15.1 cm Reverse: Calligraphy written by faqir ‘Abd al-Rahim Roshan Qalam, c. 1605–15, 11.1 × 4.3 cm

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    Exhibition Details

    Exhibiting at Les Enluminures Gallery, 23 E 73rd St 7th Floor, Penthouse, New York, 10021
    14 - 21 March  | 10am - 6pm