London, South Kensington
12 October 2000
RUSTAM CATCHING RAKSH
Ramesh Sharma, Jaipur, 20th century
finely painted in gouache heightened with gold on paper, after the original from the Houghton Shahnameh, lines of text above and below, in handpainted frame of scrolling flowering vine on gold ground - 44.5 x 34.2cm.
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Ramesh Sharma is one of the most accomplished contemporary Jaipur artists working in traditional style. Though often reproducing Mughal art, his paintings remain original, vibrant works of art, rather than mere copies.
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