Study of a Flame Lily. Mughal India. Overall frame size 6 x 8 inches.
A Flame Lily. Mughal India. Reproduction of a painting from1650.
This beautiful frame has a folding easel stand on the back.
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* Overall Frame Size: 6 x 8 inches
* Image Size: 5 x 7 inches
The Mughal emperor Jahangir (ruled 1605 to 1627); was fascinated by the flora and fauna of India. A long lasting tradition of exquisite plant and animal studies emerged under his vigorous patronage. These paintings were influenced by both Iranian miniature paintings and contemporary European conventions for botanical drawings.
Floral ornamentation went on to become an integral part of Mughal and indeed Indian book design, painting albums, architectural decoration, ceramics, textiles, and all applied design in general, well into modern times.
This painting depicts a strikingly colored climbing plant, the Flame Lily or Glory Lily (gloriosa superba) or zambaq in Persian. Found in Asia and Africa, the flower has inward curving, wavy edged petals of a brilliant yellow color which changes rapidly to red.
The flower s stem and slender curving stamens are also precisely observed and elegantly arranged, in the manner of a botanical drawing.