National Portrait Gallery, The Indian Portrait Campaign

National Portrait Gallery, The Indian Portrait Campaign

'Kunwar Anop Singh of Devgarh riding with a falcon' fronts the campaign for The Indian Portrait 1560 – 1860. This exhibition at London's National Portrait Gallery tells the story of the Indian portrait over three centuries, exploring the fascinating ways in which Indian artists have approached the depiction of the human form and the changing role of portraiture in Indian history. Bringing together 60 exquisite works from international collections, the exhibition will celebrate the beauty, power and humanity of these works of art.

The typographic approach avoids a pastiche of Indian scripts thus underlining the fact that the exhibition provides today's western view of this historic period in Indian portraiture.

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National Portrait Gallery

The NPG, as it is known, is London’s storehouse of historical portraits of the great, good and notorious men and women of Britain, located next to the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. It holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. In recent years, the gallery has increasingly become interested in portrait photography.