Director's Foreword Xavier Bray Introduction William Dalrymple The Master Artists of Lucknow Painting in Lucknow 1776-1799 Rosie Llewellyn-Jones The Master Artists of the Impey Album The natural history paintings of Shaikh Zain ud-Din, Bhawani Das and Ram Das Andrew Topsfield The Natural World Indian Export Art? The botanical drawings H.J. Noltie The Bengali artist Haludar Malini Roy Shaikh Muhammad Amir of Karraya and Yellapah of Vellore Bespoke: painting to order in 1830s Calcutta and Vellore Lucian Harris The Late Mughal Master Artists of Delhi And Agra Ghulam Ali Khan and the Delhi School of Painting Yuthika Sharma Sita Ram and the Hastings Albums Sita Ram J.P. Losty
An exquisite record and exploration of some of the greatest masterpieces of Indian art by leading historian, William Dalrymple
William Dalrymple is guest curator of the exhibition Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company at the Wallace Collection. Dalrymple is one of Britain's great historians and the bestselling author of the Wolfson Prize-winning White Mughals, The Last Mughal, which won the Duff Cooper Prize, and the Hemingway and Kapuscinski Prize-winning Return of a King. In 2013 he co-curated the exhibition, Princes and Painters in Late Mughal Delhi 1739-1857, with Yuthika Sharma at the Asia Society in New York. In 2018, he was presented with the President's Medal by The British Academy for his outstanding literary achievement and for co-founding the Jaipur Literature Festival. William lives with his wife and three children on a farm outside Delhi.
The book accompanying the exhibition is far more than just a catalogue....this [is] the best and most handsome book on the subject currently available. -- Peter Parker * Literary Review *