Indian Miniatures from the James Ivory Collection
written by J P Losty
Francesca Galloway | ISBN 9780955330674
Paperback – 220 pages
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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. The book is fully illustrated and has been prepared by the renowned Indian art historian J. P. Losty.