Mewar school miniature, 1760


Period:Mewar school, 1760

Media:Gouache on paper


Mewar is one of the most important schools of Indian miniature painting of the 17th and 18th centuries. It is a school in the Rajasthani style and was developed in the Hindu principality of Mewar (in Rajasthan state). The works of the school are characterized by simple bright colour and direct emotional appeal.

Starting in 1605, the Mewar school continued through the 18th century and into the 19th. An increasing number of paintings were concerned with portraiture and the life of the ruler, though religious themes continued to be popular.

Collection Of Pastor H. Maas, The Netherlands.

Painting in very good condition, framed.

Please note that the discoloration of the right half of the picture is due to the presence of a light reflexion on the glass protecting the painting, not to a fading of the miniature itself !