This Miniature Painting is of View of Delhi from the River Shewing the King's Palace, Plate 4 from 'Recollections of India. Part 1. British India and the Punjab' by James Duffield Harding (1797-1863) after Charles Stewart Hardinge (1822-1894), the eldest son of the first Viscount Hardinge, the Governor General. This illustrates the Jami Masjid (1644-58), Delhi, the largest mosque in India and the last great architectural work of Shah Jahan as well as the Palace of the King.
This is a Handmade Indian Miniature Painting on Old English 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.