Complete Set of 4 nos of commemorative postage stamps on the Indian Miniatures :
Issued by India
Issued on May 5, 1973
Issued for : The Posts & Telegraphs Department issued a series of 4 stamps depicting Indian Miniature Paintings.
RADHA – KISHANGARH (20 p) :- The painting is the most perfect expression of the Kishangarh ideal of feminine loveliness. This is a Rajasthani Painting (1735-1757 AD) and was done by a local artist, Nihal Chand.
DANCE DUET (50 p) :- It is a typical example of painting executed during the Aurangzeb Period in the last quarter of 17th century.
LOVERS ON CAMEL BACK (Re. 1) :- The painting illustrates a musical mode – Maru Ragini, borrowed from the famous folk tale of Dhola and Maru – the prince and princess who were united at long last by the devotion of a faithful camel. This is the finest piece of Rajasthani Miniature done by the artist Nasir–ud–Din in about 1605 A.D.
CHAINED ELEPHANT (Re. 2) :- The painting has been composed in a fine diagonal, lively as well as decorative by the artist, Zain–al–Abidin, during the period of Jahangir.
Type : Stamps, Mint Condition
Watermark : No
Colour : Multicolored
Denomination : 20 & 50 Paise and 1 & 2 Rupee
Overall Size : 5.80 x 3.91 cms.
Perforation : 13
Stamps Printed : 5 Million 20 p Stamps, 3 Million 50 p Stamps, 2 Million 1 r Stamps and 2 Million 2 r Stamps, each in sheets of 40
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printers : India Security Press