Thursday, April 14, 2011


(detail), Padshahnama, Mughal

The Padshahnama (Persian: پا د شاه نا مہ) (Chronicle of the Emperor) is a genre of works written as the official history of Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan’s reign. Most significant work of this genre was written by Abdul Hamid Lahori in two volumes.


Paintings of Horses said...

This is one one the outstanding works of the past. What medium did the painter used on this canvas?

jeronimus said...

The illustrations to the Padshahnama were particularly fine. Like all true Indian miniature paintings the medium is opaque watercolour on prepared paper. Sometimes gold was added.