Rajasthani Paintings in the Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art - Jagdish Mittal, Milo Cleveland Beach, Catherine Glynn, John Seyller and Andrew Topsfield
This catalogue of Rajasthani paintings in the Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art features many unpublished works by the best-known artists working in different states and thikanas of Rajasthan from the early 16th to the mid 19th century. Five leading scholars of Indian painting have joined forces to write detailed and eloquent analyses of these rare works, blending fresh insights into the varied themes and fundamental art historical developments of Rajasthani painting with new attributions to individual masters. Jagdish and Kamla Mittal, an artist couple with exceptionally discerning taste, assembled this superlative collection of paintings over a period of more than sixty years. Though these exquisite paintings are sure to delight, they are also crucial for the study of the Rajasthani art. The outstanding quality of the illustrations, the selection of choice details, and the inclusion of historically important comparative material make this book essential to anyone who enjoys or studies Rajasthani painting.