www.IndianMiniaturePaintings.co.uk - Sufi saint Hazrat Maznoum Wahawadi Quereshi. Bikaner, circa 1620


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The description in English of the painting on this webpage is definitive. Any translation using Google translate is a guide only - its accuracy cannot be guaranteed and it is used at your own risk.

Sufi saint Hazrat Maznoum Wahawadi Quereshi. Bikaner, circa 1620. Siyah kalam on warqa. 14.9 x 10.4cm

Provenance: acquired by the Davis family direct from the artist's decendents during the 1950s

Published: Shanane Davis, The Bikaner School: Usta Artisans and Their Heritage, 2008, p.377

Sufi siyah kalam (finished painted drawing) such as this were painted by Bikaner Usta artists for personal and not commercial reasons, so are rare. They have Safavid influences that were passed down the generations after they left Herat to Multan and then to Bikaner.

With thanks to the kindness of Shanane Davis for the above iunformation


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