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Japan: 'Narumi to Chiriyu', from the series 'Famous Views of the Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road' by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861), 1833-1837 - Utagawa Kuniyoshi (January 1, 1798 - April 14, 1861) was one of the last great masters of the Japanese ukiyo-e style of woodblock prints and painting. He is associated with the Utagawa school.  The range of Kuniyoshi's preferred subjects included many genres: landscapes, beautiful women, Kabuki actors, cats, and mythical animals. He is known for depictions of the battles of samurai and legendary heroes. His artwork was affected by Western influences in landscape painting and caricature.  ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
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Japan: 'Narumi to Chiriyu', from the series 'Famous Views of the Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road' by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861), 1833-1837 - Utagawa Kuniyoshi (January 1, 1798 - April 14, 1861) was one of the last great masters of the Japanese ukiyo-e style of woodblock prints and painting. He is associated with the Utagawa school.

The range of Kuniyoshi's preferred subjects included many genres: landscapes, beautiful women, Kabuki actors, cats, and mythical animals. He is known for depictions of the battles of samurai and legendary heroes. His artwork was affected by Western influences in landscape painting and caricature. ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
Japan: 'Nissaka to Hamamatsu', from the series 'Famous Views of the Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road' by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861), 1833-1837, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam - Utagawa Kuniyoshi (January 1, 1798 - April 14, 1861) was one of the last great masters of the Japanese ukiyo-e style of woodblock prints and painting. He is associated with the Utagawa school.  The range of Kuniyoshi's preferred subjects included many genres: landscapes, beautiful women, Kabuki actors, cats, and mythical animals. He is known for depictions of the battles of samurai and legendary heroes. His artwork was affected by Western influences in landscape painting and caricature.  ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
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Japan: 'Nissaka to Hamamatsu', from the series 'Famous Views of the Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road' by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861), 1833-1837, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam - Utagawa Kuniyoshi (January 1, 1798 - April 14, 1861) was one of the last great masters of the Japanese ukiyo-e style of woodblock prints and painting. He is associated with the Utagawa school.

The range of Kuniyoshi's preferred subjects included many genres: landscapes, beautiful women, Kabuki actors, cats, and mythical animals. He is known for depictions of the battles of samurai and legendary heroes. His artwork was affected by Western influences in landscape painting and caricature. ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
China: 'Miscellaneous Studies'. Cliffs and tree. Album of twelve paintings by Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), 1619 - Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), courtesy name Zhanghou and pseudonym Laolian, was a Chinese painter from Zhuji who lived during the late Ming Dynasty era. Chen trained under the famed artist Lan Ying, and developed a plump and profound brushwork style that lent itself to illustrations and tapestry portraits.  ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
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China: 'Miscellaneous Studies'. Cliffs and tree. Album of twelve paintings by Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), 1619 - Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), courtesy name Zhanghou and pseudonym Laolian, was a Chinese painter from Zhuji who lived during the late Ming Dynasty era. Chen trained under the famed artist Lan Ying, and developed a plump and profound brushwork style that lent itself to illustrations and tapestry portraits. ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
China: 'Miscellaneous Studies'. Trees and hill. Album of twelve paintings by Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), 1619 - Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), courtesy name Zhanghou and pseudonym Laolian, was a Chinese painter from Zhuji who lived during the late Ming Dynasty era. Chen trained under the famed artist Lan Ying, and developed a plump and profound brushwork style that lent itself to illustrations and tapestry portraits.  ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
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China: 'Miscellaneous Studies'. Trees and hill. Album of twelve paintings by Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), 1619 - Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), courtesy name Zhanghou and pseudonym Laolian, was a Chinese painter from Zhuji who lived during the late Ming Dynasty era. Chen trained under the famed artist Lan Ying, and developed a plump and profound brushwork style that lent itself to illustrations and tapestry portraits. ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
China: 'Miscellaneous Studies'. Plant. Album of twelve paintings by Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), 1619 - Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), courtesy name Zhanghou and pseudonym Laolian, was a Chinese painter from Zhuji who lived during the late Ming Dynasty era. Chen trained under the famed artist Lan Ying, and developed a plump and profound brushwork style that lent itself to illustrations and tapestry portraits.  ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
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China: 'Miscellaneous Studies'. Plant. Album of twelve paintings by Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), 1619 - Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), courtesy name Zhanghou and pseudonym Laolian, was a Chinese painter from Zhuji who lived during the late Ming Dynasty era. Chen trained under the famed artist Lan Ying, and developed a plump and profound brushwork style that lent itself to illustrations and tapestry portraits. ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
China: 'Miscellaneous Studies'. Bird Bath. Album of twelve paintings by Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), 1619 - Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), courtesy name Zhanghou and pseudonym Laolian, was a Chinese painter from Zhuji who lived during the late Ming Dynasty era. Chen trained under the famed artist Lan Ying, and developed a plump and profound brushwork style that lent itself to illustrations and tapestry portraits.  ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
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China: 'Miscellaneous Studies'. Bird Bath. Album of twelve paintings by Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), 1619 - Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), courtesy name Zhanghou and pseudonym Laolian, was a Chinese painter from Zhuji who lived during the late Ming Dynasty era. Chen trained under the famed artist Lan Ying, and developed a plump and profound brushwork style that lent itself to illustrations and tapestry portraits. ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
China: 'Miscellaneous Studies'. Tree. Album of twelve paintings by Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), 1619 - Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), courtesy name Zhanghou and pseudonym Laolian, was a Chinese painter from Zhuji who lived during the late Ming Dynasty era. Chen trained under the famed artist Lan Ying, and developed a plump and profound brushwork style that lent itself to illustrations and tapestry portraits.  ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
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China: 'Miscellaneous Studies'. Tree. Album of twelve paintings by Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), 1619 - Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), courtesy name Zhanghou and pseudonym Laolian, was a Chinese painter from Zhuji who lived during the late Ming Dynasty era. Chen trained under the famed artist Lan Ying, and developed a plump and profound brushwork style that lent itself to illustrations and tapestry portraits. ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
China: 'Miscellaneous Studies'. Archer. Album of twelve paintings by Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), 1619 - Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), courtesy name Zhanghou and pseudonym Laolian, was a Chinese painter from Zhuji who lived during the late Ming Dynasty era. Chen trained under the famed artist Lan Ying, and developed a plump and profound brushwork style that lent itself to illustrations and tapestry portraits.  ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
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China: 'Miscellaneous Studies'. Archer. Album of twelve paintings by Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), 1619 - Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), courtesy name Zhanghou and pseudonym Laolian, was a Chinese painter from Zhuji who lived during the late Ming Dynasty era. Chen trained under the famed artist Lan Ying, and developed a plump and profound brushwork style that lent itself to illustrations and tapestry portraits. ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
China: 'Miscellaneous Studies'. Scholar and tree. Album of twelve paintings by Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), 1619 - Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), courtesy name Zhanghou and pseudonym Laolian, was a Chinese painter from Zhuji who lived during the late Ming Dynasty era. Chen trained under the famed artist Lan Ying, and developed a plump and profound brushwork style that lent itself to illustrations and tapestry portraits.  ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
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China: 'Miscellaneous Studies'. Scholar and tree. Album of twelve paintings by Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), 1619 - Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), courtesy name Zhanghou and pseudonym Laolian, was a Chinese painter from Zhuji who lived during the late Ming Dynasty era. Chen trained under the famed artist Lan Ying, and developed a plump and profound brushwork style that lent itself to illustrations and tapestry portraits. ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
China: 'Miscellaneous Studies'. Flower. Album of twelve paintings by Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), 1619 - Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), courtesy name Zhanghou and pseudonym Laolian, was a Chinese painter from Zhuji who lived during the late Ming Dynasty era. Chen trained under the famed artist Lan Ying, and developed a plump and profound brushwork style that lent itself to illustrations and tapestry portraits.  ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
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China: 'Miscellaneous Studies'. Flower. Album of twelve paintings by Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), 1619 - Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), courtesy name Zhanghou and pseudonym Laolian, was a Chinese painter from Zhuji who lived during the late Ming Dynasty era. Chen trained under the famed artist Lan Ying, and developed a plump and profound brushwork style that lent itself to illustrations and tapestry portraits. ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
China: 'Miscellaneous Studies'. Mountain landscape. Album of twelve paintings by Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), 1619 - Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), courtesy name Zhanghou and pseudonym Laolian, was a Chinese painter from Zhuji who lived during the late Ming Dynasty era. Chen trained under the famed artist Lan Ying, and developed a plump and profound brushwork style that lent itself to illustrations and tapestry portraits.  ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
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China: 'Miscellaneous Studies'. Mountain landscape. Album of twelve paintings by Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), 1619 - Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), courtesy name Zhanghou and pseudonym Laolian, was a Chinese painter from Zhuji who lived during the late Ming Dynasty era. Chen trained under the famed artist Lan Ying, and developed a plump and profound brushwork style that lent itself to illustrations and tapestry portraits. ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
China: 'Miscellaneous Studies'. Fan and butterfly. Album of twelve paintings by Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), 1619 - Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), courtesy name Zhanghou and pseudonym Laolian, was a Chinese painter from Zhuji who lived during the late Ming Dynasty era. Chen trained under the famed artist Lan Ying, and developed a plump and profound brushwork style that lent itself to illustrations and tapestry portraits.  ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
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China: 'Miscellaneous Studies'. Fan and butterfly. Album of twelve paintings by Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), 1619 - Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), courtesy name Zhanghou and pseudonym Laolian, was a Chinese painter from Zhuji who lived during the late Ming Dynasty era. Chen trained under the famed artist Lan Ying, and developed a plump and profound brushwork style that lent itself to illustrations and tapestry portraits. ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
China: 'Miscellaneous Studies'. Plant and pot. Album of twelve paintings by Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), 1619 - Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), courtesy name Zhanghou and pseudonym Laolian, was a Chinese painter from Zhuji who lived during the late Ming Dynasty era. Chen trained under the famed artist Lan Ying, and developed a plump and profound brushwork style that lent itself to illustrations and tapestry portraits.  ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
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China: 'Miscellaneous Studies'. Plant and pot. Album of twelve paintings by Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), 1619 - Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), courtesy name Zhanghou and pseudonym Laolian, was a Chinese painter from Zhuji who lived during the late Ming Dynasty era. Chen trained under the famed artist Lan Ying, and developed a plump and profound brushwork style that lent itself to illustrations and tapestry portraits. ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
China: 'Miscellaneous Studies'. Leaves. Album of twelve paintings by Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), 1619 - Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), courtesy name Zhanghou and pseudonym Laolian, was a Chinese painter from Zhuji who lived during the late Ming Dynasty era. Chen trained under the famed artist Lan Ying, and developed a plump and profound brushwork style that lent itself to illustrations and tapestry portraits.  ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
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China: 'Miscellaneous Studies'. Leaves. Album of twelve paintings by Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), 1619 - Chen Hongshou (1598-1652), courtesy name Zhanghou and pseudonym Laolian, was a Chinese painter from Zhuji who lived during the late Ming Dynasty era. Chen trained under the famed artist Lan Ying, and developed a plump and profound brushwork style that lent itself to illustrations and tapestry portraits. ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
India: 'Dalliance on a Terrace'. Miniature painting by Govardhan (fl. 17th century), c. 1615-1620, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles - Govardhan (fl. 17th century) was a well-known Indian painter from the period of the Mughal Empire. The son of painter Bhavani Das, Govardhan joined imperial service during the reign of Emperor Akbar, and continued serving the imperial court during the reign of Shah Jahan. He was one of the illustrators of the Baburnama.  ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
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India: 'Dalliance on a Terrace'. Miniature painting by Govardhan (fl. 17th century), c. 1615-1620, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles - Govardhan (fl. 17th century) was a well-known Indian painter from the period of the Mughal Empire. The son of painter Bhavani Das, Govardhan joined imperial service during the reign of Emperor Akbar, and continued serving the imperial court during the reign of Shah Jahan. He was one of the illustrators of the Baburnama. ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
China: 'Figures, Flowers and Landscapes'. Plum blossom and bird. Album of eleven leaves, by Chen Hongshou (1598-1652) and Chen Zi (1634-1711), 17th century - Chen Hongshou (1598 - 1652), courtesy name Zhanghou and pseudonym Laolian, was a Chinese painter from Zhuji who lived during the late Ming Dynasty era. Chen trained under the famed artist Lan Ying, and developed a plump and profound brushwork style that lent itself to illustrations and tapestry portraits.  Chen Zi (1634 - 1713), also from Zhuji, was the son of Chen Hongshou and a renowned artist in his own right.  ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
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China: 'Figures, Flowers and Landscapes'. Plum blossom and bird. Album of eleven leaves, by Chen Hongshou (1598-1652) and Chen Zi (1634-1711), 17th century - Chen Hongshou (1598 - 1652), courtesy name Zhanghou and pseudonym Laolian, was a Chinese painter from Zhuji who lived during the late Ming Dynasty era. Chen trained under the famed artist Lan Ying, and developed a plump and profound brushwork style that lent itself to illustrations and tapestry portraits.

Chen Zi (1634 - 1713), also from Zhuji, was the son of Chen Hongshou and a renowned artist in his own right. ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
China: 'Figures, Flowers and Landscapes'. Album of eleven leaves, by Chen Hongshou (1598-1652) and Chen Zi (1634-1711), c. 17th century - Chen Hongshou (1598 - 1652), courtesy name Zhanghou and pseudonym Laolian, was a Chinese painter from Zhuji who lived during the late Ming Dynasty era. Chen trained under the famed artist Lan Ying, and developed a plump and profound brushwork style that lent itself to illustrations and tapestry portraits.  Chen Zi (1634 - 1713), also from Zhuji, was the son of Chen Hongshou and a renowned artist in his own right.  ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
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China: 'Figures, Flowers and Landscapes'. Album of eleven leaves, by Chen Hongshou (1598-1652) and Chen Zi (1634-1711), c. 17th century - Chen Hongshou (1598 - 1652), courtesy name Zhanghou and pseudonym Laolian, was a Chinese painter from Zhuji who lived during the late Ming Dynasty era. Chen trained under the famed artist Lan Ying, and developed a plump and profound brushwork style that lent itself to illustrations and tapestry portraits.

Chen Zi (1634 - 1713), also from Zhuji, was the son of Chen Hongshou and a renowned artist in his own right. ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
Afghanistan: 'The Surrender of Kandahar' showing Emperor Shah Jahan's capture of the city in 1638. Miniature painting from the Padshahnama, possibly by Abdul Hamid Lahori (-1654), c. 1640s, Guimet Museum, Paris - The Padshahnama is a genre of works written to visually record the reign of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (5 January 1592  – 22 January 1666). The historical volumes were written by multiple authors, including Muhammad Amin Qazvini, Jalaluddin Tabatabai and Abdul Hamid Lahori, the latter having written the most significant works of the genre.  Lahori completed his two-volume portion in 1648, and when he died in 1654, his pupil, Muhammad Waris, completed the last volume of the Pahshahnama, covering the final years of Shah Jahan's reign. These works are the greatest source of information on Shah Jahan's rule, with indepth looks at his court and the administration of the Mughal Empire.  ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
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Afghanistan: 'The Surrender of Kandahar' showing Emperor Shah Jahan's capture of the city in 1638. Miniature painting from the Padshahnama, possibly by Abdul Hamid Lahori (-1654), c. 1640s, Guimet Museum, Paris - The Padshahnama is a genre of works written to visually record the reign of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (5 January 1592 – 22 January 1666). The historical volumes were written by multiple authors, including Muhammad Amin Qazvini, Jalaluddin Tabatabai and Abdul Hamid Lahori, the latter having written the most significant works of the genre.

Lahori completed his two-volume portion in 1648, and when he died in 1654, his pupil, Muhammad Waris, completed the last volume of the Pahshahnama, covering the final years of Shah Jahan's reign. These works are the greatest source of information on Shah Jahan's rule, with indepth looks at his court and the administration of the Mughal Empire. ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
India: 'Jahangir Visiting the Ascetic Jadrup'. Miniature painting by Govardhan (fl. 17th century), c. 1616-1620, Guimet Museum, Paris - Govardhan (fl. 17th century) was a well-known Indian painter from the period of the Mughal Empire. The son of painter Bhavani Das, Govardhan joined imperial service during the reign of Emperor Akbar, and continued serving the imperial court during the reign of Shah Jahan. He was one of the illustrators of the Baburnama.  ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
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India: 'Jahangir Visiting the Ascetic Jadrup'. Miniature painting by Govardhan (fl. 17th century), c. 1616-1620, Guimet Museum, Paris - Govardhan (fl. 17th century) was a well-known Indian painter from the period of the Mughal Empire. The son of painter Bhavani Das, Govardhan joined imperial service during the reign of Emperor Akbar, and continued serving the imperial court during the reign of Shah Jahan. He was one of the illustrators of the Baburnama. ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
China: 'Figures, Flowers and Landscapes'. The artist drowns his sorrows in wine. Album of eleven leaves, by Chen Hongshou (1598-1652) and Chen Zi (1634-1711), 17th century - Chen Hongshou (1598 - 1652), courtesy name Zhanghou and pseudonym Laolian, was a Chinese painter from Zhuji who lived during the late Ming Dynasty era. Chen trained under the famed artist Lan Ying, and developed a plump and profound brushwork style that lent itself to illustrations and tapestry portraits.  Chen Zi (1634 - 1713), also from Zhuji, was the son of Chen Hongshou and a renowned artist in his own right.  ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
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China: 'Figures, Flowers and Landscapes'. The artist drowns his sorrows in wine. Album of eleven leaves, by Chen Hongshou (1598-1652) and Chen Zi (1634-1711), 17th century - Chen Hongshou (1598 - 1652), courtesy name Zhanghou and pseudonym Laolian, was a Chinese painter from Zhuji who lived during the late Ming Dynasty era. Chen trained under the famed artist Lan Ying, and developed a plump and profound brushwork style that lent itself to illustrations and tapestry portraits.

Chen Zi (1634 - 1713), also from Zhuji, was the son of Chen Hongshou and a renowned artist in his own right. ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
China: 'Figures, Flowers and Landscapes'. Album of eleven leaves, by Chen Hongshou (1598-1652) and Chen Zi (1634-1711), 17th century - Chen Hongshou (1598 - 1652), courtesy name Zhanghou and pseudonym Laolian, was a Chinese painter from Zhuji who lived during the late Ming Dynasty era. Chen trained under the famed artist Lan Ying, and developed a plump and profound brushwork style that lent itself to illustrations and tapestry portraits.  Chen Zi (1634 - 1713), also from Zhuji, was the son of Chen Hongshou and a renowned artist in his own right.  ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
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China: 'Figures, Flowers and Landscapes'. Album of eleven leaves, by Chen Hongshou (1598-1652) and Chen Zi (1634-1711), 17th century - Chen Hongshou (1598 - 1652), courtesy name Zhanghou and pseudonym Laolian, was a Chinese painter from Zhuji who lived during the late Ming Dynasty era. Chen trained under the famed artist Lan Ying, and developed a plump and profound brushwork style that lent itself to illustrations and tapestry portraits.

Chen Zi (1634 - 1713), also from Zhuji, was the son of Chen Hongshou and a renowned artist in his own right. ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
India: 'Shaikh Hosein Jami and Attendant'. Miniature painting by Govardhan (fl. 17th century), c. 1620-1625, Guimet Museum, Paris - Govardhan (fl. 17th century) was a well-known Indian painter from the period of the Mughal Empire. The son of painter Bhavani Das, Govardhan joined imperial service during the reign of Emperor Akbar, and continued serving the imperial court during the reign of Shah Jahan. He was one of the illustrators of the Baburnama.  ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
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India: 'Shaikh Hosein Jami and Attendant'. Miniature painting by Govardhan (fl. 17th century), c. 1620-1625, Guimet Museum, Paris - Govardhan (fl. 17th century) was a well-known Indian painter from the period of the Mughal Empire. The son of painter Bhavani Das, Govardhan joined imperial service during the reign of Emperor Akbar, and continued serving the imperial court during the reign of Shah Jahan. He was one of the illustrators of the Baburnama. ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
China: 'Landscape in the Style of Huang Gongwang'. Detail of hanging scroll painting by Mo Shilong (1537-1587), 1581 - Mo Shilong (1537-1587) was a Chinese artist living during the Ming Dynasty period. Mo Shilong was skilled in calligraphy and painting, though his career was cut short by his early death.  ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
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China: 'Landscape in the Style of Huang Gongwang'. Detail of hanging scroll painting by Mo Shilong (1537-1587), 1581 - Mo Shilong (1537-1587) was a Chinese artist living during the Ming Dynasty period. Mo Shilong was skilled in calligraphy and painting, though his career was cut short by his early death. ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
China: 'Landscape in the Style of Huang Gongwang'. Detail of hanging scroll painting by Mo Shilong (1537-1587), 1581 - Mo Shilong (1537-1587) was a Chinese artist living during the Ming Dynasty period. Mo Shilong was skilled in calligraphy and painting, though his career was cut short by his early death.  ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
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China: 'Landscape in the Style of Huang Gongwang'. Detail of hanging scroll painting by Mo Shilong (1537-1587), 1581 - Mo Shilong (1537-1587) was a Chinese artist living during the Ming Dynasty period. Mo Shilong was skilled in calligraphy and painting, though his career was cut short by his early death. ©Pictures From History/ The Image Works
Italy: A Roman fresco showing a theatrical mask in the Casa del Menandro (House of Menander), Pompeii (destroyed CE 79) - The estate, first built in 250 BCE, is referred to as 'The House of Menander' because there is a well-preserved fresco of the ancient Greek Dramatist Menander in a small room in the house.  Menander (c. 342/41 – c. 290 BCE) wrote 108 comedies and took the prize at the Lenaia festival eight times. One of the most popular writers of antiquity, his work was lost during the Middle Ages and is known in modernity in highly fragmentary form, much of which was discovered in the 20th century. Only one play, Dyskolos, has survived almost entirely.  ©David Henley/Pictures From History/ The Image Works
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Italy: A Roman fresco showing a theatrical mask in the Casa del Menandro (House of Menander), Pompeii (destroyed CE 79) - The estate, first built in 250 BCE, is referred to as 'The House of Menander' because there is a well-preserved fresco of the ancient Greek Dramatist Menander in a small room in the house.

Menander (c. 342/41 – c. 290 BCE) wrote 108 comedies and took the prize at the Lenaia festival eight times. One of the most popular writers of antiquity, his work was lost during the Middle Ages and is known in modernity in highly fragmentary form, much of which was discovered in the 20th century. Only one play, Dyskolos, has survived almost entirely. ©David Henley/Pictures From History/ The Image Works

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