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Indian Miniature Paintings

"Indian Miniature Paintings"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 13  January 13, 2021 (Wed) - February 7, 2021 (Sun)

  
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Seated on a Terrace (detail), By the Sikh school, India
Ca. mid-19th century

The art of “miniature painting” is one of India’s best-known genres. These paintings use elaborate brushwork and vibrant colors to depict a variety of themes, including: Indian myths, Hindu gods, portraits of kings, scenes from history, and love stories. Miniature paintings can also be enjoyed for their distinct regional styles that reflect India’s rich history of cultural diversity.

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 1 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
_MD_RECOMMEND Maharaja Ranjit Singh Seated on a Terrace By the Sikh school, India Ca. mid-19th century TA-647-166