From the Asian and African studies blog post 'A Mughal Flower Show'. Image: A blue iris and a butterfly (Add.Or.3129, f 41v).

From the Asian and African studies blog post 'A Mughal Flower Show'. Image: A blue iris and a butterfly (Add.Or.3129, f 41v).

Flower Mughal Paper Miniature Painting Handmade Floral Moghul Art.

Flower Mughal Paper Miniature Painting Handmade Floral Moghul Art.

Mughal miniature painting

Mughal miniature painting

Floral painting, Mughal style miniature

Floral painting, Mughal style miniature

"Pink Composite Flower with Leaves (front)." © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford.

"Pink Composite Flower with Leaves (front)." © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford.

Flowers in Bloom, Mughal painting

Flowers in Bloom, Mughal painting

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From the 17th century onwards, under the Mughal dynasty, flower and leaf forms became a popular art subject. This is partly due to the personal taste of the Mughal emperor Jahangir (1605-1627) who had a great love of nature and was very interested in capturing plants and animals on paper.

From the 17th century onwards, under the Mughal dynasty, flower and leaf forms became a popular art subject. This is partly due to the personal taste of the Mughal emperor Jahangir (1605-1627) who had a great love of nature and was very interested in capturing plants and animals on paper.

Style: Mughal; Type: Elephants, birds, and flowers; Title: 'Botanical study of a geranium', north India, c. 1630

Style: Mughal; Type: Elephants, birds, and flowers; Title: 'Botanical study of a geranium', north India, c. 1630

"Mughal Flower" ~ Water Color Painting On Silk.

"Mughal Flower" ~ Water Color Painting On Silk.

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