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New Book | Miniatur-Geschichten: Indian Painting at Dresden

Posted in books by Editor on May 29, 2017

Published by Sandstein Verlag and distributed in the U.S. by ISD:

Monica Juneja and Petra Kuhlmann-Hodick, eds., Miniatur-Geschichten: Die Sammlung indischer Malerei im Dresdner Kupferstich-Kabinett (Dresden: Sandstein Verlag, 2017), 256 pages, ISBN: 978  39549  82714, $28.

Two collections, hitherto all but unknown, of Indian painting from the late 17th and early 18th centuries, which are part of the Dresden Copper Plate Cabinet, are the focus of these miniature stories. An inventory of the art collections of the Saxon Elector August the Strong, drawn up in 1738, lists a number of albums with portraits of Indian rulers and princes. In 1848, this collection was enlarged by a donation of 78 works, more diverse in terms of subject matter, from the estate of the German linguist and Indologist August Wilhelm Schlegel.

The catalog offers a representative selection of the Dresden inventory which was enriched by the recent donation of a Shahnama manuscript from Kashmir. The exhibition presents this inventory in the context of loans from Mumbai, London, Paris, Vienna, Amsterdam, and Berlin. Eleven essays in German and English discuss the background of, and provide insights into, the fascinating world of Indian painting.

C O N T E N T S

Dank
Förderer
Grußwort
Vorwort

E S S A Y S

with English summaries / mit deutschen Zusammenfassungen

• Petra Kuhlmann-Hodick, Berührungspunkte: Werke indischer Malerei im Dresdner Kupferstich-Kabinett
• Monica Juneja, Sehen, Begehren, Sammeln: Ästhetische Wahrnehmungen in den frühmodernen Bildkulturen Südasiens
• Vandana Prapanna, The Collections of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai
• Dipanwita Donde, Portraiture in Mughal Manuscripts: Re-Mapping the Portrait of Akbar between 1600 and 1700
• Ursula Weekes, Medallion Portraits in India and Europe
• Pauline Lunsingh Scheurleer, Indian Miniatures for Europe: The Dutch Market in the 17th and 18th Centuries
• Dirk Syndram, Der »Thron des Großmoguls«: Ein königlicher Traum vom Fernen Osten
• Roger Paulin, August Wilhelm Schlegel und Indien
• Jürgen Hanneder, August Wilhelm Schlegel als Indienforscher
• Olaf Simon, »… wie du hier sehen kannst«: Kunsttechnologische Untersuchungen und Restaurierung der indischen Bestände des Dresdner Kupferstich-Kabinetts
• Neha Berlia, From Timur to the Marathas: Dynasties of India as Represented in Late 17th- to Early 18th-Century Portrait Albums in European Collections

K A T A L O G

Sammlungsgeschichten. Heucher 1738 – Schlegel 1848

Blicke in die Welt indischer Malerei
Darbar und darshan. Porträtkunst und höfische Repräsentation
Prinzessinnen, Asketen, Helden. Genreszenen und Illustrationen
Zur Praxis der Miniaturmalerei

Die Gegenstandswelt der indischen Malerei
Aus den Rüstkammern indischer Fürstenhöfe
Aus dīwān, mardāna und zenāna
Götterbilder und Gebetsketten
Zahlungsmittel im Mogulreich

Kultureller Austausch
Motiv-Wanderungen zwischen Indien und Europa
Berichte und Reisebeschreibungen der Barockzeit

August Wilhelm Schlegel. Indologe und Sammler

Literatur
Personenregister
Bildnachweis
Abkürzungen
Impressum

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