Featured Indian miniature painting

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  1. 808 raver

    808 raver Well-Known Member

    s-l1600 (61).jpg s-l1600 (58).jpg s-l1600 (59).jpg s-l1600 (60).jpg Just thought I'd share my new purchase :) and ask does anybody else marvel at the minute work of Indian miniature Indian painting? All of the ones I have are on ivory. I suspect the subject might be a little strange but camel wrestling was a big thing in that part of the world back then. The frame is new but the painting is old.
     
  2. 808 raver

    808 raver Well-Known Member

    Oh BTW the frame is 9" x 6"
     
  3. 808 raver

    808 raver Well-Known Member

    29213816_127892014712447_8114237191254704128_n.jpg 28618693_110692586432390_3516382545557177260_o (1).jpg 28516039_110626039772378_3363933399283880655_o (1).jpg Here are some others I have.
     
  4. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    What..what ARE those round things on the top of the camel ?!?
     
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  6. laura9797

    laura9797 Well-Known Member

    IMG_6591.JPG IMG_6592.JPG IMG_6593.JPG IMG_6594.JPG Here is my miniature Mughal painting. A little 'primitive' in technique compared to the above but I love it! The painting is approx. 1.25 x 1.75 in.
     
  7. 808 raver

    808 raver Well-Known Member

    Fantastic, I think the technique differs because they are from different countries. I think yours is a Persian work whereas mine are Indian, of course all this type of art originates from Persia. TBO some Persian work I wish I could afford :(
     
  8. 808 raver

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  9. laura9797

    laura9797 Well-Known Member

    Thank you for telling me. Can you tell from the style of the painting/technique or is it simply the way the subject matter is portrayed?
     
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  10. 808 raver

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    The reason for me saying " good value for money " is because unlike of styles of painting not everyone can do it, the work is so fine a very steady hand is needed even if you have the artistic bent to pull it off. Here is a far more in depth expiation of what you are looking for. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mughal_painting
     
  11. 808 raver

    808 raver Well-Known Member

    BTW the camels painting is 3" x 2" in size
     
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  12. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    The style and the dress. Persian/Iranian souvenir painters love those random tufts of bushes or greenery to suggest a landscape. The costumes are Iranian or Turkish.
    Yours isn't antique, which Mughal paintings are. It is also likely to be painted on bleached camel bone, rather than Indian ivory.

    While these souvenir paintings are always charming (I have a few as well) they are not of the same quality as the old style Persian, Mughal period, and later Indian and Pakistani miniatures.
    Old style Persian miniatures are still being made, but they don't come cheap. Good quality Indian and Pakistani miniatures are also still being made.
     
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  13. 808 raver

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    It's a very good point, the quality isn't the same in new works unless you are paying large amounts. It's reasonable to say I'm a novice when it comes to dating and valuing these works, I normally wait until they are a part of a box that I know is antique. I have some in frames but again I know they are tourist pieces from the 1880's-1900's.
     
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  14. Lark

    Lark Well-Known Member

    The camel has a single hump;
    The dromedary , two;
    Or else the other way around.
    I'm never sure. Are you? Ogden Nash. I grew up on that poem.
     
  15. 808 raver

    808 raver Well-Known Member

    You must forgive my ignorance, that's the first time I've ever heard that poem.
     
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  16. J Dagger

    J Dagger Well-Known Member

    Me Gusta!

    I am blown away by the miniatures of that region. I have one quality one, boggles the mind to look at. I quite literally am bad at drawing stick figures and circles. My lack of artistic ability makes them all the more wondrous to peruse. I love the bizarre and grotesque and your camel wrestling painting is up my ally. I’ll have my antennae tuned to finding one of my own at some point in this lifetime.
     
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  17. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    my folks liked this one.......

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  18. 808 raver

    808 raver Well-Known Member

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    I think what you have said about your drawing ability matches mine and I wonder if that's why I'm so enamored with them? I would love to see any you have. I went looking for them on ebay yesterday and typed in "miniature painting" and 39,000 came up, I didn't look all the way through but I must have done 10,000 and only found 5, 3 of which were over priced, one was a bargain and the other was fantastic, here is an image
     
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