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PAINTINGS - Miniatures
Mughal miniatures are much admired across the art and history world and
the artworks have captured the Mughal times and the opulence related
with the Emperors and their reign.The Mughals ruled in India 1526 - 1857
A.D. The Mughals were patrons of art and maintained ateliers of their
own. They had their own court artists. The Mughal atelier included
artists like Abu'l Hasan, Farrukh Beg,Manohar, Govardhan, Inayat,
Muhammad Nadir among others. Mansur was a 17th century painter under
Emperors Akbar and Jahangir. He excelled in painting flora and fauna.
Animal subjects were his passion and he earned the title of ustad or
master during Akbar's reign. He used to travel with the emperor
recording natural subjects. He earned the title Nădir-al-'Asr, someone
who is unparalelled in his time.
Source: Mughal miniatures, Soma Ghosh, deccanviews.wordpress.com