Portrait of a
Painter. Mughal India. Early 17th Century.
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* Frame Size: 22 x 28 inches
Media: Long Life Faux Canvas
Attired in courtly garments and and wearing an elaborate turban, the painter
is seated on the ground while working on a full length figure. This portrait is
a mirror image of a painting made in the Ottoman Court during the 1480's, which
itself was based on a painting made by the famous Italian painter; Gentile
Bellini. Both the Ottoman and the Mughal copies contain the spurious attribution
to "Behzad" placed in the lower left.
The intense, gem like coloring of Islamic miniature paintings, so evident in
this work, is no accident. Mughal artists used paints derived from rare and
precious minerals, such as powdered lapis lazuli. Streams of water were painted
with pure silver pigment and star like flecks cut out of beaten gold foil were
scattered on the margins.
Caution: This is a work of fine art and like all fine art it must
be protected from direct sunlight, water, smoke, etc.
Warning: Do not compare with cheap, mass produced, poster
prints. These museum quality reproductions have been created using the latest
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