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Vijay Sharma is a contemporary miniature artist based in Chamba, Himachal Pradesh. His paintings aim at reviving the tradition of Pahari miniature painting, reminiscent of the kalam of..... 

Estimate: Rs 16,000-Rs 18,000 ( $225-$250 )

a) Seated Raja with Sword
Gouache on paper
7.5 x 5.25 in (18.8 x 13.4 cm)

b) A Raja holding a Falcon
Gouache on paper
7.5 x 5.5 in (19.2 x 14.2 cm)

(Set of two)

These works will be shipped unframed

Khakas are essentially fine line drawings practised by miniature artists in their process of perfecting an illustration. This exhibition offers a contemporary revival selection of 20 khakas, including ones depicting Raja Balwant Singh who ruled Jammu in mid-18th century AD and enjoyed being portrayed conducting his day-to-day activities, by the artist Nainsukh, his contemporary chronicler. Common images included depicting the raja as a young prince smoking a hookah, seated on an ornate carpet against a bolster, inspecting a construction site, or watching a dance performance. A famous depiction of Raja Balwant Singh portrays him writing a letter, while in a relaxed mood. Such illustrations were striking for their delineation, as Nainsukh excelled in rendering the figures with unbroken, flawless lines.