Prahlad Bubbar

Indian and Islamic Art

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Oct. 23, 2021 - Oct. 29, 2021

Gallery 12

Prahlad Bubbar

To coincide with Asian Art in London week Prahlad Bubbar presents a group of masterpieces spanning five centuries of sculpture and painting.

The eye is entranced by the various mediums, from ivory to paper, as they submit themselves to a vision that is both organic and graceful. The immutability of bronze caresses the plumage and lightness of a XV century Mughal peacock censer while an important ivory musical instrument from the Deccan court references the curving volumes of the natural world while representing the dynamic interweaving of animal forms.

Among other treasures on display, delicate Pietra Dura tracings of floral sprays on paper represent the ultimate pronouncement of love on the lapidary interior of the Taj Mahal; a 17th century Mughal red voided-velvet textile displays a breathtaking arrangement of rosettes, saz leaves and carnations, each containing intricate velvet lines that meticulously draw their petals and leaf veins; and an enchanting 17th century painting of the Mughal Prince Dura Shikoh portrays him in splendid tranquility, seated cross-legged within an oval frame and wearing a mauve sarong, or lungi; on his head, encircled by a gold nimbus, he wears an orange and gold turban adorned with a jewel and a pearl.’

For more information and image requests, please contact:
Miguel Pacheco, miguel@prahladbubbar.com


Ragini Bhupali, North Deccan, possibly Burhanpur, India, (Circa 1670-80). Opaque watercolour and gold on paper, 37 x 25.5 cm.
Provenance: Bourelier collection, France. 

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Prahlad Bubbar

Prahlad Bubbar

With over 20 years of expertise as a leading specialist in Classical Indian and Islamic art and a long-standing interest in international Modern art and Design, Prahlad Bubbar has contributed to the field with carefully curated exhibitions, scholarly research and publications, and substantial sales to important private collections and leading museums.

Past exhibitions have created stimulating critical dialogues between artists, eras and cultures, and have received acclaim by critics, collectors, colleagues and the international press.

Prahlad Bubbar gallery is a regular exhibitor at Frieze Masters, Asia Week New York, Asian Art in London and Photo London at Somerset House. Regularly published catalogues feature contributions by leading international experts and curators. The gallery opened in 2010, and is located in Mayfair, a historical epicentre of the London art world.


Clients include private collections and leading international museums:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Museum Rietberg, Zurich
The David Collection, Copenhagen
Musée Guimet, Paris
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Virginia Museum of Art
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
Dallas Museum of Art
Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Princeton University
National Gallery of Australia