IT WAS OBVIOUS MUGHAL LADIES WOULD INDULGE IN PAINTING,
BUT FEW SIGNED WORKS PRESERVED OF THEIR CREATIVE EFFORTS.
There must be many works done by Mughal lady artists, but protocol demanded that names be not given openly in the public. Even then we come across references, as well as signed names of Mughal miniatures. Some are copies of divergent Western art, as a stimulation for these ladies. But the greatest artist of Mughal household looks like Sahifah Bano, artist supreme. Not only there is a study of Shah Tahmasp by her, but also a work, in which she shows herself drawing and painting a miniature. Look at the standard of work of this artist. Wonderful!
Painting is associated with the name of Nur Jahan herself. But nothing signed of her has been discovered. This is not a complete list of those artists, but an indication of the work behind them. We will work on it more as time goes by. Till then enjoy the well-known works by them.