Ghulam Murtaza Khan

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Ghulam Murtaza Khan
Born 1760
Died 1840 (aged 80)
Mughal India
Known for portraits
Notable work Mughal paintings
Style Mughal

Ghulam Murtaza Khan (1760–1840) is a Mughal era, 19th century painter from Delhi. He worked under penultimate Mughal emperor Akbar Shah II.[1] He worked under British officers, Skinner and William Fraser. The painting style was known as company style.[2][3]


Ghulam Murtaza Khan did portraits of the imperial family and was also employed by the British after they took over Delhi in 1803. His nephew was the accomplished Mughal painter, Ghulam Ali Khan, who worked on the classic, Fraser Album.[4]

The Delhi Darbar by Ghulam Murtaza Khan

He did not change his typical Mughal style, the refined style of the seventeenth-century. His style display a restrained naturalism like the formality of compositions during the reign of emperor Shah Jahan.


  1. ^ "The Asia Society – Princes and Painters Exhibit". Retrieved 6 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Visual Tour of White Mughal India". Retrieved 6 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Paintings bring Moghul Delhi alive". 16 July 2007. Retrieved 6 September 2016 – via The Hindu. 
  4. ^ "Art and an empire". 6 February 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2016 – via The Hindu.