The Christmas Post

Miniature paintings of the 18th century and early nineteenth century sometimes contain Christian themes.  Often these were commissioned by Europeans, the palette and figures are reflective of prevalent Indian styles with some modifications.

Oudh offers some examples of paintings of The Annunciation [X] [X] [X]. A number of paintings are attributed to Mir Kalan Khan.

See also Company paintings.

19th century painting of Madonna and Child with a melding of styles. And a later version by Angelo da Fonseca (around mid 20th century) which is distinctly Indian. More of da Fonseca’s work here.

A bit late in sending out these wishes but hope you had a Merry Christmas! And wishing you all a Happy New Year!

About Anu M

A potted history of Indian clothing and fashion.
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6 Responses to The Christmas Post

  1. yogamardi says:

    Thank you for this beautiful post and holiday wishes. The paintings and miniatures are just exquisite. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and warm wishes for a joyful New Year!

  2. so interesting! thank you for this one

  3. Fascinating, Anu! Thanks so much for posting.

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