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The American film director James Ivory's collection comprises 99 Indian miniatures from the Hindu courts of Rajasthan, the Hill States, South India and paintings made under East India Company rule. The underlying theme of this collection is a fascination with India and an acute observation of Indian life, both secular and religious, combined with a delight in some of the peculiarities of human nature, as they were expressed on the Indian subcontinent and seen through a highly refined and, as we now realize- 'cinematic' eye. ...

Indian Miniatures from the James Ivory Collection 2010, Francesca Galloway, London

ISBN-13: 9780955330674

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