This Miniature Painting is of A Royal Decorated Elephant, Elephants were highly valued by the rulers of India, for their power in battle and their majestic dignity as ceremonial mounts. From around 1570 to 1750, many superb elephant portraits or studies of elephants in action were painted by the court artists of the Mughal emperors, the Deccani sultans or the Hindu Maharajas of Rajasthan. The court of Kota in south-east Rajasthan is famous above all for the verve and energy of its elephant paintings and drawings. Throughout the ages Indian artists have indeed shown a strong affinity for this noble animal and an intuitive sympathy in depicting it. They have always known how to convey a sense of its massive volumes and its grace in motion, its wise intelligence and its playful charm.
This is a Handmade Indian Miniature Painting on Old Court Stamp Paper with the use of Other materials like Selfmade Brushes from Squirrels Hairs, Moulded Wooden Frame (without glass) & Paper Mounting. This is a centuries old rare art and will adorn any decor and is ideal for Display, Collection & Gifting purpose. This Painting is made by Mr. Tilak Gitai who is a renowned artist from Jaipur, India and has got many prestigious awards & recognition in India & abroad for his work. India has been the home of arts and crafts since primitive times and painting is no exception to this fact. Indians knew the art of painting since prehistoric times. Indian paintings like Miniatures paintings, Thangka paintings, Madhubani paintings, Warlis paintings, Tanjore paintings and various others are now an art freak's greatest temptation. Painted geometric designs and symbols have also been found on pottery items belonging to the Indus valley civilization, while the medieval period is remembered for the Persian styled miniature paintings introduced by the Mughals.
Painting Inner Length- 12.99 inch, Width- 8.46 inch approx & After Frame Length- 17.99 inch, Width- 13.46 inch approx