THE VARIED TREATMENT OF EMPEROR JAHANGEER IN PORTRAITURE
THREE MASTERS, BICHITER, REMBRANDT AND M.A. RAHMAN CHUGHTAI
Every artist is of his own times. He also represents figures of other times. Emperor Jahangeer, the Mughal, was an aspiration in many times. Obviously he was drawn by many court painters in his own reign as well as afterwards. The Dutch Master Rembrandt saw a miniature and painted his own version of Jahangeer, which in all ways is a mixture of best of the East and the West. M.A. Rahman Chughtai in the 20th century did his own job, and presented Jahangeer as the painter. Holding a brush in his hands, the young Prince stands before a voluminous statute of an elephant. According to Stuart Cary Welch ii well represents his father Emperor Akbar, cold and on a grandiose scale. In any case compare and enjoy the work of three Masters of different times.