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The Panorama of Jaipur Paintings
The Panorama of Jaipur Paintings
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Over the centuries, Indian art tradition came to have its differentiative regional, even local, specificities. For instance, the Jaipur School of Painting. Isolating itself from other Rajasthani genres like Mewar, Bikaner or Bundi, the Jaipur school set out its independent, distinctive identity, sometime during the early years of the 18 century. Historically, it was the time when the once-glorious Mughal empire was beginning to disintegrate and many of its court painters discovered, in Jaipur, a conducive have – under the generous patronage of Sawai Jai Singh (AD 1699-1743).

As the capital of Rajasthan, the erstwhile Rajputana, the erstwhile Rajputana, Jaipur evokes memories of Rajput chivalry, and legendary romance. And it unmistakably represents the beautiful in art and the magnificent in architecture – leave alone its fabulous cultural traditions. The School of Painting that thrived has here for over 150 years since Jain Singh’s time, covers a whole diversity of themes: both sacred and secular, evolving a veritable panorama of contemporary life and culture. And yet collectively, notwithstanding their exposure to the earliest character of Mughal art, Jaipur ministures are steeped in tradition – drawing inspiration from Indian mythology, epical/classical literature, and folklore.

For the first time, Dr. Rita Pratap offers an exclusive study of the Jaipur School of Miniature Painting, in all its different articulations-with focus, among other aspects, on its historical evolution; its style, forms and motifs; its artists and ateliers; and its linkages with other forms of creative expression: literature, music, sculpture, dance. For her meticulous analysis she has drawn on the miniatures from private collections and museums around the world.

Besides including bibliographic references and a glossary of non-English words, the book is embellished with representative specimens of Jaipur miniature paintings, exquisite figures and photographic reproductions in colour.

About the Author

Rita Pratap, Ph. D. (Rajasthan), is the 1952-born, freelance art critic and reputed painter, who today figures among the ten leading contemporary women artists of Rajasthan. A member of several art organizations, she has published a number of research studies, besides art reviews in Rajasthan’s newspapers. And some of her canvases have won awards and honours – at exhibitions : local, national and international.

Currently Assistant Professor of Drawing and Painting at the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Dr. Pratap has presented, analytical insights in her studies of the paintings and Wall paintings of Jaipur. Her other title, Galta – a tirath to be published shortly.

Preface

A systematic study of the Jaipur School of Miniature Painting has not been attempted so far. Erudite treatises on Rajput Paintings in general have been published from the time Coomaraswamy first brought it to light early this century. While some schools of Rajput paintings have been studied in detail, the Jaipur School remained largely obscured.

This research attempts to present a comprehensive account of the Kachavahas - the original inhabitants of Jaipur, the emergence and growth of Jaipur School of Painting and the interaction with the Mughals, the themes and techniques employed, the hitherto uncovered Jaipur Suratakhana, the details of the painters and their art and material cultural discerned from Jaipur miniatures.

An endeavour has been made to study the available paintings in various museums, the archival records, the literary texts and other documents on the art of Jaipur School. I have also tried to present a synoptic view of the evolution, growth and decline of Jaipur School of miniature painting. Textual details, notes on painting, material on style and technique have been included in the study.

I wish to express my deep sense of gratitude to Dr. R. Nath whose painstaking guidance and encouragement made this work possible.

I gratefully acknowledge the meaningful help and guidance I received from the staff of Rajasthan Sate Archives, Bikaner; the National Museum, New Delhi; the Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, Bombay; Museum and Picture Gallery, Baroda; Central Museum, Jaipur; Bharat Kala Bhawan, Benaras; and Sangram Singh Museum, Jaipur. I am thankful to them for permitting me to include photographs of their collection in my this monograph.

My thanks are also duet o Late Kumar Sangram Singh of Nawalagarh, Dr. A.K. Das, Dr. Ram Pande, Dr. Candrarmani Singh, Dr. C.S. Mehta, Padmasri Ram Gopal Vijaivargiya, Dr. Jai Singh Neeraj, Sri Mohan Lal Gupta, Sri Yadvendra Sahai, Late Dr. Satya Prakasa, Sri Gopal Narayan Bahura and Dr. G.N. Sarma for their constant guidance and suggestions.

I am also indebted to my mother Late Sarojini Vais and my family members for having encouraged me for this work.

Anand Pratap, my beloved husband, helped me in lending a broad perspective to the work, besides painstakingly correcting the text.

 

Contents

 

  Preface vii
  Transliteration Chart xi
  Chronology of Jaipur Rulers xiii
  Abbreviations xv
  List of Colour Illustrations and Figures xix
  Map of Rajasthan xxiii
  Antique Map of Jaipur xxv
1 INTRODUCTION TO JAIPUR SCHOOL 1
  Politico-cultural History of the Kachavahas of Amber and Jaipur  
  The Indigenous Art of the Region  
  Mughal Painting and its Interaction with Rajasthani Painting  
  The Emergence and Blooming of Jaipur School Painting  
2 THEMES AND SUBJECTS 45
  Royal Durbars and Processions  
  Hunting and Battle Scenes  
  Festivals  
  Games and Pastimes  
  Portraits  
  Harem Scenes  
  Religious Subjects  
  Depiction of Common People  
  Nayikas  
  Ragamala  
  Baramasa Paintings  
  Other Subjects  
  Treatment of Themes and Subjects  
  Architecture and Landscape  
3 MATERIAL CULTURE 117
  Costumes and Jewellery  
  Musical Instruments  
  Insignia of Royalty  
  Furniture/Equipment  
  Arms and Armours  
  Utensils  
4 THE ART MATERIAL AND APPLICATION 153
  Preparation of Wasli (Paste-Boards)  
  Pigments and Colours  
  Binding Material  
  Papers, Brushes and Other Instruments  
  Technique of Application  
  Decoration of Border (Hasiyas)  
  Mounting of Paintings in Albums  
5 SURATAKHANA 175
  Organisation  
  Recorded Names of Artists  
  Hereditary Appointments  
  Salaries, Increments and Awards  
  Gifts to Maharajas  
  A Treatise on Painters  
6 ART ANALYSIS 195
  Delineation and Perspective  
  Postures (Sthanas)  
  Figure and Form  
  Proportion  
  Rekha and Bindu  
7 JAIPUR SCHOOL - IN RETROSPECT 201
  Appendix 205
  Glossary 211
  Bibliography 215
  Index 223
  Afterword 231

 

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The Panorama of Jaipur Paintings

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Over the centuries, Indian art tradition came to have its differentiative regional, even local, specificities. For instance, the Jaipur School of Painting. Isolating itself from other Rajasthani genres like Mewar, Bikaner or Bundi, the Jaipur school set out its independent, distinctive identity, sometime during the early years of the 18 century. Historically, it was the time when the once-glorious Mughal empire was beginning to disintegrate and many of its court painters discovered, in Jaipur, a conducive have – under the generous patronage of Sawai Jai Singh (AD 1699-1743).

As the capital of Rajasthan, the erstwhile Rajputana, the erstwhile Rajputana, Jaipur evokes memories of Rajput chivalry, and legendary romance. And it unmistakably represents the beautiful in art and the magnificent in architecture – leave alone its fabulous cultural traditions. The School of Painting that thrived has here for over 150 years since Jain Singh’s time, covers a whole diversity of themes: both sacred and secular, evolving a veritable panorama of contemporary life and culture. And yet collectively, notwithstanding their exposure to the earliest character of Mughal art, Jaipur ministures are steeped in tradition – drawing inspiration from Indian mythology, epical/classical literature, and folklore.

For the first time, Dr. Rita Pratap offers an exclusive study of the Jaipur School of Miniature Painting, in all its different articulations-with focus, among other aspects, on its historical evolution; its style, forms and motifs; its artists and ateliers; and its linkages with other forms of creative expression: literature, music, sculpture, dance. For her meticulous analysis she has drawn on the miniatures from private collections and museums around the world.

Besides including bibliographic references and a glossary of non-English words, the book is embellished with representative specimens of Jaipur miniature paintings, exquisite figures and photographic reproductions in colour.

About the Author

Rita Pratap, Ph. D. (Rajasthan), is the 1952-born, freelance art critic and reputed painter, who today figures among the ten leading contemporary women artists of Rajasthan. A member of several art organizations, she has published a number of research studies, besides art reviews in Rajasthan’s newspapers. And some of her canvases have won awards and honours – at exhibitions : local, national and international.

Currently Assistant Professor of Drawing and Painting at the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Dr. Pratap has presented, analytical insights in her studies of the paintings and Wall paintings of Jaipur. Her other title, Galta – a tirath to be published shortly.

Preface

A systematic study of the Jaipur School of Miniature Painting has not been attempted so far. Erudite treatises on Rajput Paintings in general have been published from the time Coomaraswamy first brought it to light early this century. While some schools of Rajput paintings have been studied in detail, the Jaipur School remained largely obscured.

This research attempts to present a comprehensive account of the Kachavahas - the original inhabitants of Jaipur, the emergence and growth of Jaipur School of Painting and the interaction with the Mughals, the themes and techniques employed, the hitherto uncovered Jaipur Suratakhana, the details of the painters and their art and material cultural discerned from Jaipur miniatures.

An endeavour has been made to study the available paintings in various museums, the archival records, the literary texts and other documents on the art of Jaipur School. I have also tried to present a synoptic view of the evolution, growth and decline of Jaipur School of miniature painting. Textual details, notes on painting, material on style and technique have been included in the study.

I wish to express my deep sense of gratitude to Dr. R. Nath whose painstaking guidance and encouragement made this work possible.

I gratefully acknowledge the meaningful help and guidance I received from the staff of Rajasthan Sate Archives, Bikaner; the National Museum, New Delhi; the Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, Bombay; Museum and Picture Gallery, Baroda; Central Museum, Jaipur; Bharat Kala Bhawan, Benaras; and Sangram Singh Museum, Jaipur. I am thankful to them for permitting me to include photographs of their collection in my this monograph.

My thanks are also duet o Late Kumar Sangram Singh of Nawalagarh, Dr. A.K. Das, Dr. Ram Pande, Dr. Candrarmani Singh, Dr. C.S. Mehta, Padmasri Ram Gopal Vijaivargiya, Dr. Jai Singh Neeraj, Sri Mohan Lal Gupta, Sri Yadvendra Sahai, Late Dr. Satya Prakasa, Sri Gopal Narayan Bahura and Dr. G.N. Sarma for their constant guidance and suggestions.

I am also indebted to my mother Late Sarojini Vais and my family members for having encouraged me for this work.

Anand Pratap, my beloved husband, helped me in lending a broad perspective to the work, besides painstakingly correcting the text.

 

Contents

 

  Preface vii
  Transliteration Chart xi
  Chronology of Jaipur Rulers xiii
  Abbreviations xv
  List of Colour Illustrations and Figures xix
  Map of Rajasthan xxiii
  Antique Map of Jaipur xxv
1 INTRODUCTION TO JAIPUR SCHOOL 1
  Politico-cultural History of the Kachavahas of Amber and Jaipur  
  The Indigenous Art of the Region  
  Mughal Painting and its Interaction with Rajasthani Painting  
  The Emergence and Blooming of Jaipur School Painting  
2 THEMES AND SUBJECTS 45
  Royal Durbars and Processions  
  Hunting and Battle Scenes  
  Festivals  
  Games and Pastimes  
  Portraits  
  Harem Scenes  
  Religious Subjects  
  Depiction of Common People  
  Nayikas  
  Ragamala  
  Baramasa Paintings  
  Other Subjects  
  Treatment of Themes and Subjects  
  Architecture and Landscape  
3 MATERIAL CULTURE 117
  Costumes and Jewellery  
  Musical Instruments  
  Insignia of Royalty  
  Furniture/Equipment  
  Arms and Armours  
  Utensils  
4 THE ART MATERIAL AND APPLICATION 153
  Preparation of Wasli (Paste-Boards)  
  Pigments and Colours  
  Binding Material  
  Papers, Brushes and Other Instruments  
  Technique of Application  
  Decoration of Border (Hasiyas)  
  Mounting of Paintings in Albums  
5 SURATAKHANA 175
  Organisation  
  Recorded Names of Artists  
  Hereditary Appointments  
  Salaries, Increments and Awards  
  Gifts to Maharajas  
  A Treatise on Painters  
6 ART ANALYSIS 195
  Delineation and Perspective  
  Postures (Sthanas)  
  Figure and Form  
  Proportion  
  Rekha and Bindu  
7 JAIPUR SCHOOL - IN RETROSPECT 201
  Appendix 205
  Glossary 211
  Bibliography 215
  Index 223
  Afterword 231

 

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