The painting depicts a sketch of Guru Nanak (1469-1539), the founder of the Sikhism and first of the ten gurus of this faith. He is seated under a tree and enjoying the instrumental music. Halo behind his head presents his divine status. His attendant is standing behind with a flywhisk. Such type of line drawings presenting a study of cultural and religious life of present India were popularly made by Sikh and Pahadi artists at this time.
Karl and Meherbai Khandalavala Collection.
Indian Miniature Paintings
Pencil and charcoal??
Mid 19th Century CE
23 x 23 cms.