Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Young Maharana

Young Maharana, probably Raj Singh II, from the Small Clive Album. Mughal period, 16th-18th century.

In cold climates, people tend to like paintings with blue sunny skies; but in India, dark monsoon rain clouds are welcome relief from the long dry season, and are considered auspicious, hence their frequent appearance in Indian miniatures.

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