Portrait of a Painter. Mughal India. Early 17th Century. Digitally Enhanced Reproduction of a Museum Quality Masterpiece. Faux Canvas Frame. Overall Size 12 x 15 inches.
Portrait of a Painter. Mughal India. Early 17th Century. Digitally Enhanced Reproduction of a Museum Quality Masterpiece.
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* Overall Frame Size: 12 x 15 inches
* Image Size: 10.5 x 13.5 inches
* Media: Long Life Faux Canvas
Attired in courtly garments and and wearing an elaborate turban, the painter is seated on the ground while working on a full length figure. This portrait is a mirror image of a painting made in the Ottoman Court during the 1480's, which itself was based on a painting made by the famous Italian painter; Gentile Bellini. Both the Ottoman and the Mughal copies contain the spurious attribution to "Behzad" placed in the lower left.
The intense, gem like coloring of Islamic miniature paintings, so evident in this work, is no accident. Mughal artists used paints derived from rare and precious minerals, such as powdered lapis lazuli. Streams of water were painted with pure silver pigment and star like flecks cut out of beaten gold foil were scattered on the margins.
Caution: This is a work of fine art and like all fine art it must be protected from direct sunlight, water, smoke, etc.
Warning: Do not compare with cheap, mass produced, poster prints. These museum quality reproductions have been created using the latest technology.
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