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Book Launch—Studies in Majesty

Friday, March 11, 2022 | 4:30 PM | Online

Book Launch—Studies in Majesty: Paintings by August Schoefft and Related Portraits

Moderator: Dr. Nadhra Shahbaz Naeem Khan

Speaker: Fakir Syed Aijazuddin

Written by the historian Fakir Syed Aijazuddin, Studies in Majesty: Paintings by August Schoefft and Related Portrait has succeeded in commemorating recently restored paintings of the 19th- century Hungarian artist, August Schoefft. It discusses the restoration of these paintings housed in the Lahore Fort as the ‘Princess Bamba Collection’. The speaker walked the audience through several periods of history using the fascinating visuals and his immaculate scholarship inspiring them to learn more about these remarkable but little known artworks.

In a presentation that showcased photographs and paintings from the collection, F.S. Aijazuddin not only offered commentary on the aesthetic side of the visual material but also delved into the historical side of each.

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