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London's Portrait Gallery showcases Mughal art

Last updated on: June 4, 2010 03:06 IST

London's Portrait Gallery showcases Mughal art

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London's National Portrait Gallery has mounted an exhibition, running till June, titled The Indian Portrait offering 60 portraits painted between 1560 and 1860 --- of Mughal emperors, holy men, courtiers and Europeans living in India -- drawn from collections in the US and Europe.

Says Sandy Nairne, the director of gallery: 'These beautiful paintings offer glimpses into the cultures that have flourished in the Indian subcontinent, as well as authoritative images of captivating individuals living through the 300-year span of the exhibition. These exquisite depictions are wrought with dazzling skill and technical brilliance - as vivid likenesses of people, their surroundings and often radiant costumes. However formal the pose or setting, here are people brought to life with utter conviction.'


Image: The vina player Naubat Khan Kalawant
Photographs: The Trustees of the British Museum
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