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Oriental Fables – Miniaturists, Artists and Adventurers at Lahore Court

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A set of illustrations that reveals a surprising aspect of the Indian pictorial production due to a Lahore painter, Imam Bakhsh, in the 19th century. Among them, 60 miniatures of the Fables de la Fontaine, thanks to the exceptional loan of the museum of Château-Thierry, constitute a first anthology. Paintings from the Punjab School are added to the fables: portraits of Maharajahs, royal dignitaries, landscapes, intended to illustrate the Memoirs of General Claude-Auguste Court whose manuscript is kept in the MNAAG. Old photographs of the city of Lahore and surrounding areas complete the presentation.

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