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Arts of Mughal India: Studies in Honor of Robert Skelton

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The Arts of Mughal India: Studies in Honour of Robert Skelton celebrates the career of one of the great scholar-curators of Indian art. This volume of essays by 26 of his friends and colleagues focuses on the arts of the Mughal period, and includes new work on paintings of the Mughal and regional courts, as well as their decorative arts and architectural decoration. Robert Skelton's work has been inspirational in all these areas. The volume also includes personal memoirs and tributes as well as a full listing of ...
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The Arts of Mughal India: Studies in Honour of Robert Skelton celebrates the career of one of the great scholar-curators of Indian art. This volume of essays by 26 of his friends and colleagues focuses on the arts of the Mughal period, and includes new work on paintings of the Mughal and regional courts, as well as their decorative arts and architectural decoration. Robert Skelton's work has been inspirational in all these areas. The volume also includes personal memoirs and tributes as well as a full listing of Skelton's published works.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781890206710
  • Publisher: Mapin Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 8.76 (w) x 11.26 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Table of Contents

Robert Skelton 11
Travels with Robert 14
Generous Mr. Skelton : reminiscences of a Yankee anglophile senior citizen 20
Select bibliography of Robert Skelton's writings 25
A leaf of the Qissa-i Amir Hamza in the University of Virginia Art Museum and some thoughts on early Mughal painting 28
Zal in the Simurgh's nest : a painting by Mir Sayyid 'Ali for a Shahnama illustrated for Emperor Humayun 36
Pages from an Akbarnama 42
An Akbar-period Devi Mahatmya? : notes on a group of paintings of the Great Goddess 56
Notes on four illustrations of the Birla Razmnama and their counterparts in other Razmnama manuscripts 67
Three paintings by Abu'l Hasan in a manuscript of the Bustan of Sa'di 80
The Walters Art Museum Diwan of Amir Hasan Dihlawi and Salim's atelier at Allahabad 95
Jahangir's album : some clarifications 111
A painting from the Jahangirnama and its compositional parallels with an engraving from the Evangelicae Historiae Imagines 119
'Far from the arte of painting' : an English amateur artist at the court of Jahangir 129
On the borders : a possible source for naturalistic floral decoration at the Mughal court 138
Architectural relics of the Catholic missionary era in Mughal India 141
The 'Moghuleries' of the Millionenzimmer, Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna 152
The treasury of Sultan Bahadur of Gujarat : notes for the study of northern Indian jewellery in the sixteenth century 168
A lacquer pen-box by Manohar : an example of late Safavid-style painting in India 176
The kundan technique : the Indian jeweller's unique artistic treasure 190
'Le Tapis Moghol' : a seventeenth-century Deccani kalamkari 203
A group of painted panels from Jaisalmer 213
Imperial Mughal tolerance of Jainism and Jain painting activity in Gujarat 223
Mughalized portraits of Bilaspur royalty in the second half of the seventeenth century 234
The kalavants on their durrie : portraits of Udaipur court musicians, 1680-1730 248
Mural paintings of the Krishnalila at Karwar 264
The cartography of power : mapping genres in Jodhpur painting 278
The Delhi Palace in 1846 : a panoramic view by Mazhar 'Ali Khan 286
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