March 3, 1575~ Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi

Prince Riding an Elephant by Khem Karan

16th–17th century / Ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper / Painting: 7 3/4”x10 3/4” / The Met

The Battle of Tukaroi, fought on March 3, was a decisive factor in the Mughals taking over Bengal.

Mughal painting under Akbar

The Art of the Mughals before 1600

Previous March 3 posts:

March 3~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Joseph Binder: Born March 3, 1898

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/3~

March 11~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Rosalba Carriera (1673/5-1757)
Italian portrait painter and miniaturist best known for her work in pastels
https://nmwa.org/explore/artist-profiles/rosalba-carriera

Gustavus Hamilton, Second Viscount Boyne, in Masquerade Costume / 1730–31 / Pastel on paper, laid down on canvas / 22 1/4”x16 7/8”

 

 

 

 

Susanna Drury (c.1698-c.1770)
Landscape painter, illustrator; best known for 2 gouache drawings of the Giant’s Causeway
https://vulcan.lindahall.org/16.shtml

A View of the Giant’s Causeway: East Prospect / 1740 / Gouache on vellum / dimensions?

March 6~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

 

Marietta Robusti (c.1555/1560-1590)
Venetian painter of the Renaissance period; daughter of Tintoretto
https://tinyurl.com/ycecl5ym

Portrait of Ottavio Strada / 1567-1568 / Oil on canvas / 50”x40”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Esther Inglis (1571-1624)
Scottish embroiderer, calligrapher, & miniaturist
https://collation.folger.edu/2012/02/spotlight-on-a-calligrapher/

Portrait in Cinquante Octonaires / 1607 / Royal Collection Trust