This is a sumptuously illustrated catalogue of the Mughal paintings in the Cleveland Museum of Art with a special focus on the museum's recent acquisition of the Catherine Glynn Benkaim and the Ralph Benkaim Collection of Mughal painting. Included in the volume are six thematic essays followed by a detailed catalogue of each painting from the Benkaim Collection. This catalogue is especially valuable for scholars, as it provides an illustration of the front and back of each painting, translations of all the inscriptions, the provenance of each painting, measurements, and where it has been published previously.

Marcus Frazer opens the volume with an essay entitled “Painting, Patronage and Propaganda in Mughal Painting.” This essay focuses heavily on the early patronage of Akbar, although it does discuss works produced under the imperial Mughals through the eighteenth century. The emphasis on early painting output under Akbar is appropriate, as the Cleveland Museum...

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