13.0 x 8.7 in. / 33.0 x 22.1 cm.
Watercolour and gold foil on paper highlighted with gold pigment pasted on mount board
Muni Singh, a lost name from the annals of modern Indian art, studied art in Lucknow and learnt intricacies of fresco painting from Banasthali Vidyapith in Rajasthan. The artist, inspired by the rich techniques of miniature paintings, creates here a portrait of Azimulla Khan, a controversial figure of the Indian Rebellion of 1857. The artist, however, paints him with a sense of reverence, focusing on the impeccable detailing of his subject framed within a rich border, in the language of traditional miniature paintings, which he excelled at.
Singh, Kishore, ed., Indian Portraits: The Face of a People (New Delhi: DAG, 2013), p. 468
|Art Artist Names Single||Muni Singh|