• JP Losty (1945–2021) was Curator-in-charge of the Extensive Indian Visual Collections in the British Library in London. He worked in the Print, Drawings and Photographs section of the British Library; first as Curator and retiring as Head of the section in 2005. Between 2010 and 2021, he was regularly invited to contribute to a range of exhibition catalogues including The Indian Portrait, Princes and Painters in Mughal Delhi, and Masters of Indian Painting.Jerry published many books and papers on various aspects of the paintings of India from the 12th to the 19th centuries. His major books include The Art of the Book in India(1982), Calcutta City of Palaces(1990), The Ramayana(2008), Sita Ram’s Painted Views of India: Lord Hastings’s Journey from Calcutta to the Punjab, 1814-15(2015), and Court and Courtship: Indian Miniatures in the Tapi Collection(2020). In acknowledgement of his lifetime work on Indian art, Jerry was awarded the Colonel James Tod award in Udaipur in March 2016.

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