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Keher & Kapur Singh drawings


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Gurfateh !

Here is a collection of Drawings (Tinted brush drawings on paper) by Kehar Singh and Kapur Singh , painters who received the patronage of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and the Houses of Patiala and Kapurthala in the 19th century - they along with their descendents were honoured as "Fakhr-e-Caum' (pride of the nation) for their outstanding work particularly for their embellishment of Siri Darbar Sahib.

Their paintings tended to have Sikh Themes - both religious and secular - I have have grouped them into 4 threads - 'Royal', 'Nihangs' 'Artisans' and 'Kuka Singh'.

A Self Portrait of Keher Singh

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Kapur Singh

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The Pictures come from;

Punjab Painting - R P Srivastava - Abhinav 1983

Marg - Vol 54 No. 4 June 2003

The Sikhs - T S Randhawa - Prakash - 2000

I See No Stranger - B N Goswamy Caron Smith - RMA Mapin - 2006

Hope you enjoy the pictures.

Ranjit Singh 'Freed'

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