A Secret Garden
Indian Paintings from the Porret Collection
Distributed for Scheidegger and Spiess
With Essays by B. N. Goswamy, Jeremiah P. Losty, and John Seyller
Comprised of artworks from a private collection, this book features outstanding works of Indian painting spanning seven centuries, from the time of the Sultans to the nineteenth century. For collector Danielle Porret, the painting form her own “secret garden” of art, compiled on the basis of personal taste and passion. The 105 selected works are accompanied by essays from leading experts in the area of Indian painting: G. N. Goswamy, who studies Pahari painting; Jeremiah P. Losty, who explores the painting of Rajasthan and central India; and John Seyller, who examines Mogul and Dekkan painting, as well as the painting created during the Sultan era.
Featuring gorgeous full color art, A Secret Garden is a fascinating look at both the history of Indian painting and the experience of art collecting.