252p., full of col. illus., gloss., bib., ind., 24cm.
About the book:
This book is a fascinating yet comparatively unknown facet of Indian art that flourished in the mid-19th century. Created by Chinese and Indian artists, these `exotic' paintings in luminous colours were much favoured by royal patrons, and also by prosperous landowners and city merchants in colonial India. Over a 100 colour images highlight the rare gems of reverse glass painting from numerous private collections in India.