Which painter was sent by Emperor Jahangir on a diplomatic mission to Persia, to paint the Shah’s portrait?
Bishandas was a 17th-century portrait painter at the court of the Mughal emperor Jahangir. Jahangir praised him as “unrivalled in the art of portraiture”. In 1613 he was sent on a diplomatic mission to Persia, to paint the Shah’s portrait. He was so successful in these missions that he remained there until 1620 and he returned with the gift of an elephant to Jahangir. He also contributed to Anwar-e-Suhayli a book of fables and several other portraits of Jahangir.