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Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur: 76 reviews and 251 photos


This Gallery displays a large and magnificent collection of Miniature Painting; and perhaps the finest collection of paintings from the Marwar School.

Court painting in Jodhpur developed greatly developed during 17th Century through the association of Marwar's Rulers with the Mughal Emperors. During the 18th and 19th centuries it evolved into a distinctive Rajasthani style, combining Mughal naturalism with local folk style and bold colours.

Jodhpur paintings later took on an even more exuberant turn under Maharaja Man Singh (1803-43), and dozens of paintings of the ruler, his nobles and his ladies were made. Most of these are densely packed scenes of festivity or processions, but Man Singh was also a devoutly religious man, and he commissioned many paintings of his gurus and himself at worship.

Address: Fateh Pol Rd, Sodagaran Mohalla, Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342006, India
Phone: 0291-254-5083
Website: http://www.mehrangarh.org/

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