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Manohar Collection

Manohar: A Master of Artistic Expression Step into the world of Manohar, a talented artist whose brushstrokes brought to life captivating scenes from Mughal India

Background imageManohar Collection: Hamid Bhakari Punished by Akbar, Folio from an Akbarnama, ca. 1604. Creator: Manohar

Hamid Bhakari Punished by Akbar, Folio from an Akbarnama, ca. 1604. Creator: Manohar
Hamid Bhakari Punished by Akbar, Folio from an Akbarnama, ca. 1604

Background imageManohar Collection: Portrait of a Courtier, c. 1590-1605 (w / c & gold paint on paper)

Portrait of a Courtier, c. 1590-1605 (w / c & gold paint on paper)
1196809 Portrait of a Courtier, c.1590-1605 (w/c & gold paint on paper) by Manohar (fl.1580-1620) (attr. to); 38.9x25.3 cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; Indian, out of copyright

Background imageManohar Collection: Akbars Sons Sultan Daniyal and Sultan Murad, c. 1600-1605 (w / c & gold paint on paper)

Akbars Sons Sultan Daniyal and Sultan Murad, c. 1600-1605 (w / c & gold paint on paper)
1196808 Akbars Sons Sultan Daniyal and Sultan Murad, c.1600-1605 (w/c & gold paint on paper) by Manohar (fl.1580-1620) (attr)

Background imageManohar Collection: Manohar collapses into his fathers arms, c. 1710 (opaque w / c

Manohar collapses into his fathers arms, c. 1710 (opaque w / c
3505422 Manohar collapses into his fatherAs arms, c.1710 (opaque w/c, silver and gold on paper, mounted on an album page) by Indian School, (18th century); 29.3x23.2 cm; San Diego Museum of Art

Background imageManohar Collection: Manohar collapses into his fathers arms, c. 1710 (opaque w / c

Manohar collapses into his fathers arms, c. 1710 (opaque w / c
3505421 Manohar collapses into his fatherAs arms, c.1710 (opaque w/c, silver and gold on paper, mounted on an album page) by Indian School, (18th century); 29.3x23.2 cm; San Diego Museum of Art

Background imageManohar Collection: Sultan Murad and a Consort, ca. 1597. Creator: Manohar

Sultan Murad and a Consort, ca. 1597. Creator: Manohar
Sultan Murad and a Consort, ca. 1597. Attributed to Manohar

Background imageManohar Collection: Jahangir and His Vizier, I'timad al-Daula, Folio from the Shah Jahan Album, recto: ca. 1615

Jahangir and His Vizier, I'timad al-Daula, Folio from the Shah Jahan Album, recto: ca. 1615. Creator: Manohar
Jahangir and His Vizier, I'timad al-Daula, Folio from the Shah Jahan Album, recto: ca. 1615; verso: ca. 1530-45

Background imageManohar Collection: Black Buck, Folio from the Shah Jahan Album, recto: ca. 1615-20; verso: ca. 1530-50

Black Buck, Folio from the Shah Jahan Album, recto: ca. 1615-20; verso: ca. 1530-50

Background imageManohar Collection: Portrait of Zamana Beg, Mahabat Khan, Folio from the Shah Jahan Album, recto: ca. 1610

Portrait of Zamana Beg, Mahabat Khan, Folio from the Shah Jahan Album, recto: ca. 1610; verso: ca. 1530-40

Background imageManohar Collection: A Holy Man Prostrating Himself Before a Learned Prince, c. 1585; border added probably 1700s

A Holy Man Prostrating Himself Before a Learned Prince, c. 1585; border added probably 1700s

Background imageManohar Collection: A Holy Man Prostrating Himself Learned Prince

A Holy Man Prostrating Himself Learned Prince
A Holy Man Prostrating Himself Before a Learned Prince, c. 1585; border added probably 1700s. Attributed to Manohar (Indian), and Basavana (Indian, active c. 1560-1600)

Background imageManohar Collection: recto: 'Portrait of Prince Danyal', Folio from the Shah Jahan Album, recto: late 16th century

recto: "Portrait of Prince Danyal", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album, recto: late 16th century; verso: ca. 1500

Background imageManohar Collection: Lovers, c1597. Artist: Manohar

Lovers, c1597. Artist: Manohar
Lovers, c1597. Found in the collection of the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC


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Manohar: A Master of Artistic Expression Step into the world of Manohar, a talented artist whose brushstrokes brought to life captivating scenes from Mughal India. With each stroke of his paintbrush, he transported viewers to a bygone era filled with courtiers and princes. In "Portrait of a Courtier, " created around 1590-1605, Manohar captures the essence of an elegant nobleman. The intricate details in watercolor and gold paint on paper showcase his meticulous craftsmanship. Another masterpiece by Manohar is "Akbars Sons Sultan Daniyal and Sultan Murad. " Painted between 1600-1605, this work depicts two young princes exuding regality and grace. Their vibrant colors leap off the page, showcasing Manohar's skillful use of pigments. One cannot overlook the emotional depth portrayed in "Manohar collapses into his father's arms" from 1710. Through opaque watercolors, we witness a poignant moment as a son seeks solace in his father's embrace. This painting showcases not only Manohar's technical prowess but also his ability to evoke powerful emotions through art. Among his notable works is "Sultan Murad and a Consort, " dating back to 1597. In this piece, we see the delicate balance between power and beauty as captured by Manohar's brushstrokes. Collaborating with other artists like Mir Ali Haravi, Manohar contributed to renowned albums such as the Shah Jahan Album. One such folio titled "Jahangir and His Vizier I'timad al-Daula" exemplifies their combined talent for creating visually stunning compositions that immortalize historical figures. Not limited to portraiture alone, it also depicted dramatic narratives like "Hamid Bhakari Punished by Akbar.