Posted on: 6 August 2012

Flowers (Lilies)
Watercolour and gilt on paper
Mughal 17th Century

From album of Indian paintings and calligraphy, dating mostly from the 16th and 17th centuries, containing nature studies, genre scenes, and some Hindu devotional images.

By permission of The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

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Could this have been the origin of Jacobean embroidery? Certainly there is a similarity in construct. Would love to know why there is a dna 'pull' to images like this that just feel so good.

strange but true.permission from a library outside india for an indian painting.