Painting set under glass – Indian late XIXth century
History of the process
The reverse glass painting (set under glass) is known in the Western world since ancient times. Qualified as high art, it was during the Renaissance that this art form reached its peak in the compositions became sophisticated, harmonious colors, dizzying virtuosity of technique. Hitherto reserved for an elite of artists, the reverse glass painting was widely circulated and became a popular art in Europe in the second half of the XVIIIth century.