Posted on: 25 January 2013

Muslim festival at a tomb of a saint, Murshidabad, ca. 1795 - ca. 1805
Murshidabad, India
Painting; gouache.

This is one of a group of nine paintings. They depict a durbar (public reception) at the Murshidabad court, and various Hindu and Muslim festivals and religious scenes. A Murshidabad artist copied it, probably from an original oil painting by George Farington. He had worked in Murshidabad from May 1785 until his death there in 1788. Farington's original is lost. The event depicted may be celebrations at the tomb of a local Muslim saint.

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Bella obra.

Wow, amazing...Muslim art doesn't depict people but this is great historical scene...

parmpari tahevaroni ujavnima ketlo badlav aavi gayo....