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Bhagwan  

Philippa Vaughan

Indian miniature painter. His career illustrates the difficulties experienced by Hindu artists in adjusting to the demanding patronage of the Mughal emperor Akbar (reg 1556–1605). His nine folios in the Dārābnāma (‘Story of Darab’, c. 1580–85; London, BL, Or. 4615) are the largest group by a single artist, indicating that he must have worked on the ...

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Philippa Vaughan

Indian miniature painter. A Hindu, he was a lesser artist active throughout the reign of the Mughal emperor Akbar (reg 1556–1605). He worked on two folios in the Ṭūṭīnāma (‘Tales of a parrot’, c. 1567, alternatively dated 1556–60; Cleveland, OH, Mus. A., 62.279) and thus would have participated in producing the ...

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Indian, 20th century, female.

Born 1944, in India.

Painter. Figure compositions.

Suruchi Chand aims at interpreting episodes from Hindu mythology in a contemporary context. Gods and mythical figures rub shoulders with humans in compositions inspired by traditional miniatures. Chand is particularly interested in the status of women, their place within feminine mythology and their representations in Indian art. She has participated in a number of exhibitions including: Nouvelle Biennale de Paris (...

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Philippa Vaughan

Indian miniature painter. A Hindu, he is best known for his copies and adaptations of European prints, of which the most famous is St Matthew the Evangelist. Signed Kesu Das and dated ah 996 (ad 1587–8), this is based on an engraving by Philip Galle after Maarten van Heemskerck. Kesu Das’s understanding and transformation of European techniques in rendering volume and space made a decisive contribution to the evolution of the studio under the Mughal emperor ...

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Milo Cleveland Beach

Indian miniature painter. His name indicates that he was a Hindu. According to Abu’l-Fazl, writing in the Ā’īn-i Akbarī, the annals of the Mughal emperor Akbar (reg 1556–1605), Daswanth was the son of a palanquin-bearer (kahār) who worked in the royal workship. He was a favourite artist of the emperor ...

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Dhannu  

Philippa Vaughan

Indian miniature painter. A Hindu, he was established in the studio of the Mughal emperor Akbar (reg 1556–1605) by the early 1580s and thus would have worked on the Hamzanāma (‘Tales of Hamza’; c. 1567–82; alternatively dated 1562–77). His five compositions in the ...

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Philippa Vaughan

Indian miniature painter. A Hindu, he was 13th of the 17 artists listed in the Āyin-i Akbarī, a contemporary account of the administration of the Mughal emperor Akbar (reg 1556–1605) as it was c. 1590. As he was established by the 1580s, probably having worked on the ...

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Indian, 19th century, male.

Miniaturist.

This Hindu artist was active c. 1800. He lived at the court of Raj Kunwar Kalan Singh of Babethi.

London (Victoria and Albert Mus.): Ragmala

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Hindu School, 17th century, male.

Painter.

Mirza Ghulam belongs to the transitional period between the schools of artists around Akbar the Great (1556-1605) and Jahangir.

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Hindu School, male.

Painter.

This artist belonged to the school of artists around Shah Jahan (1628-1658) the 5th Mughal emperor of India and the builder of the Taj Mahal, and painted mainly portraits.