Prince Akbar Hunting a Nilgae, c.1555 - 1560.


Practically, the art of Mughal miniature painting begins with Akbar, who reigned from 1556-1605. However, two miniatures, the Portrait of a Young Scholar (1549-1556) and Prince Akbar Hunting a Nilgae (1555-1560), in characteristic Persian style, or at least in a style much different from the subsequent style of Akbar's court, suggest the existence of some kind of atelier, or art activity prevailing at the court of Akbar's father Humayun as well.

Held by the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.



Mughal Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers




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