Sultanate painting in India was strongly influenced by Persian painting of the fifteenth century, as well as by indigenous painting styles in Western and Northern India. For many years there was confusion over the attribution of certain manuscripts and illustrations to India or Persia. Over the last few decades several studies started to untangle the subject. For discussions of Persian and Sultanate Indian painting see Fraad and Ettinghausen 1969, Robinson 1991, and Brend 2003, ch.3, pp.73-149, and more recently Emily Shovelton's PhD (Sultanate painting from the north Indian subcontinent: three 15th-century Persian illustrated manuscripts, London, SOAS, 2009).
Miniatures from related manuscripts are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (1972.285.2) and formerly in the Binney Collection (see Binney 1973, nos.2-4).
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