Gods, Kings and Courtesans: Classical Paintings from India 1600 - 1850

16 - 23 October 2019

On View at Gallery 8 , 8 Duke Street, St James's, London SWIY 6BN                


Hours: Mon - Friday 11.00 - 17.00 ,   Saturday 12.00 - 16.00 , Sunday 12.00 - 16.00


As part of London Indian and Islamic week 2019, Rob Dean Art will exhibit a group of classical Indian paintings from the Pahari region of Northern India, with a smaller group of paintings from other schools, and areas of the subcontinent.  The exhibition highlights the changing styles and aesthetic that existed in painting ateliers over a three hundred year period.  The works reveal a constant evolution of styles and formats that depended upon both the whims of patrons, and the personal genius of individual artists based at the court.  Paintings from this period tended to be produced anonymously, leaving the attribution of specific artists to paintings, a matter of academic debate, however, included in the current exhibition are several rare works that are undoubtedly by the hands of Master Artists working at the various court ateliers.