Mughal rulers borrowed from Christianity to produce art, with images of Madonna and Christ being painted on palace walls. Christian themes went viral in traditional Indian art starting in the 16th century, and Christian influence on Mughal Art was discussed in a presentation at Asia House. Paintings of Madonna and Christ featured Indian and Persian influences.
Farrukh Beg (ca. 1547) was a Persian miniature painter, who spent a bulk of his career in Safavid Iran and Delhi, India. He is praised by the Indian Mughal emperor Jahāngīr as “unrivaled in the age”. He is known for his self-portrait and a painting of a Sufi Sage.